The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the content of a number of the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program’s upcoming remote courses and lectures.
Instructors have tailored their courses to examine the history of epidemics, whether they are unprecedented, how did the world cope in the past, and how art was influenced by the experience. Finally, one course offers an opportunity to examine healing and wholeness during these difficult times through Jewish texts.
The following courses will be offered:
- “‘Unprecedented’: Epidemics and American Identity,” taught by Carli Leone, SAGES Teaching Fellow, Tuesdays Dec. 1-22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET
- “Art and Epidemics,” taught by Linda M. Sandhaus, docent at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Friday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET
- “Healing and Wholeness in a World That Seems Broken,” taught by Gila Silverman, visiting scholar at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, Thursdays, Jan. 7–28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
- “The Plague, the Renaissance, and the Rediscovery of Antiquity,” Patrick Moore, instructor of lifelong learning, Wednesdays from Jan. 20 to March 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET
- “America in Crisis: The Jewish Community’s Response,” Steven Windmueller, the Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies at the Jack H. Skirball Campus of HUC-JIR, Los Angeles, Thursdays, March 4-25, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET