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Adult Jewish Education Program

Adult Jewish Education at the Jewish Community Centre is a program of interactive, seminar-style Adult Jewish learning. Topics include the full range of Jewish experience: belief, philosophy, arts, culture, history, Israel, and the interface between Judaism and the rest of the world. The courses are pluralistic in nature and provide a comfortable and stimulating environment for Jews from all different backgrounds.

Schindler and Beyond: Steven Spielberg as a Jewish Director

Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am: November 13th, 20th &  27th; and December 4th, 11th & 18th 2018  

Early Bird Special: Register early and save! Please note that places are limited and will be reserved on a ‘first pay, first served basis’. All reservations received and accepted by November 6, 2018 will get a $10 discount. The Early Bird fee for this 6-week course is $99/student (regular fee $109).

Charles Burnetts has a doctoral degree in media arts and teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Kings University College, The University of Western Ontario.  In addition to contributing to various book collections, Charles has published articles in: Journal of Film and Video, New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope.  His book, entitled Improving Passions: Sentimental Aesthetics and American Film, was published by Edinburgh University Press in July 2017.  An avid Hollywood cinema and Seinfeld fan, Charles has an ongoing interest in issues of Jewish identity in film and contemporary comedy.

Schindler and Beyond: Steven Spielberg as a Jewish Director

This six-week course will consider various films directed by Steven Spielberg as films that relate importantly to key strands of the Jewish experience and to Spielberg’s own biography. The course will cover key films including Schindler’s List (1993), Munich (2005) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) while also looking at films less easily explained in relation to Jewish themes or Spielberg’s own Jewish background, such as Empire of the Sun (1987), E.T. (1982) and Jaws (1975).

Calendar

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Memorial Service
2
3
4
  • Israeli Dancing
5
  • JEM - Arab Jews: Not an Oxymoron - Yigal Nizri
6
7
  • Rosh Chodesh Society
8
9
10
11
  • Israeli Dancing
12
  • JEM - Photographing the Posthumous Landscape of Historic... - David Kaufman
13
  • Holocaust Education
  • AJE - Schindler and Beyond: Steven Spielberg as a Jewish Director
14
  • Holocaust Education
15
  • Ladies Boutique Night
16
17
  • Arza Kiddush
18
  • Jewbilation
  • Israeli Dancing
19
  • JEM - Guts, Glory and Izzat: The 1918 Liberation of Haifa - Vinod Varapravan
20
  • AJE - Schindler and Beyond: Steven Spielberg as a Jewish Director
  • Joint Or Shalom Sisterhood/Hadassah Meeting
  • Laya Block Women's Lecture Series
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25
  • Israeli Dancing
  • Who Will Write Our History
26
  • JEM - In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust - Max Wallace
27
  • AJE - Schindler and Beyond: Steven Spielberg as a Jewish Director
28
29
  • Jonathan Kessler Visit to London
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