10th Graders: Welcome to Epstein 2019-20
Epstein is friends, new ideas, Jewish community... and YOU!
Receive a $20 discount on tuition for registering by Sept 5!
(If your family is a member of a local congregation, full tuition is $395 for the year.)
First night of classes is Tues, Sept 3, 6:30p-8:30p
Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas (18 Patsy Lane • Jamesville 13078)
Bring a friend! (Parents are welcome the first night, too.)
FALL: History of Jewish Peoplehood with Jeffrey Spitzer (6:30-7:40)
What does Jewish peoplehood mean to you? Is there really one Jewish people? How have Jewish leaders tried to unify Jews, and how have Jews reacted? How have Jews interacted with the non-Jewish cultures around them? In this course, we will be looking at historical case studies addressing each of these questions in the ancient, medieval, and modern period.
SPRING: Holocaust History with Ryan Howlett (6:30-7:40)
This class will act as an overview and introduction to the Holocaust but also investigate major themes in Holocaust education using primary source materials and first-person testimonies. Lessons will include the following topics and histories: prewar Jewish life; origins of antisemitism and Nazi ideology; timeline of anti-Jewish policies; the ghettos; the Final Solution; Jewish resistance; rescuers and non-Jewish resistance; survivors, liberators, and perpetrators; collaborators, and bystanders.
Students will work in small groups in addition to completing an individual writing assignment over the duration of the term, as well as be responsible for presenting their work in a culminating presentation.
Ready to learn about electives (7:40-8:30)? Click here.
Do you volunteer or work for the Syracuse Community Hebrew School or one of our synagogue's religious schools? Learn more about SHALSHELET, our partnership program made possible by the Jewish Federation of CNY!