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Lunch and Learn Spring 2022

Past Sessions
Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 1 Sivan 5782 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 23 Iyyar 5782 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 16 Iyyar 5782 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 9 Iyyar 5782 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, 3 May, 2022 2 Iyyar 5782 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 25 Nisan 5782 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM




APRIL 26 - Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

The life of Alexander Hamilton has captivated theater audiences the world over.  But for all the attention thrust on this founding father, a key facet of his upbringing has escaped notice for centuries: he was probably a Jew.  Join Professor Porwancher as he shares fresh evidence of Hamilton's Jewish identity and explores Hamilton's alliance with Jewry at the dawn of the American republic.

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MAY 3 - X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II

In June 1942, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff devised an unusual plan: a new commando unit in the United Kingdom called X Troop; made up of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria.

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MAY 10 - The Secret Bunker

In the middle of Tel Aviv, it’s very easy to miss a building that is situated on top of a huge, marble wall. At the foot of the wall there is an almost indistinguishable door behind which lies a monumental secret.  Underneath, there’s a secret Bunker built on Ben Gurion’s orders by former Nazis during the 1950’s, in a project the likes of which the young state of Israel had never seen until that day.  Film director and content creator Naor Meningher will take you on a journey through the fascinating history of the bunker, and its secrets.

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MAY 17 - Beit Shearim - The Ancient Jewish Necropolis

Led by tour guide Julia Newman, we will "visit" this often-overlooked site, which was chosen by rabbi Yehuda HaNassi – the assembler of the Mishna – to become his gravesite. For centuries it was the greatest Jewish cemetery. We will see the caves, menorahs and inscriptions, as well as the statue of most famous "Shomer" Alexander Zaid who found the site some 90 years ago.   

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MAY 24 - Jewish Fur Traders and their Native Wives

The work on  “Jewish Fur Traders and their Native Wives” is part  of Mara W. Cohen Ioannides' work on the American Jewish Midwest. The relationship between Jews and Natives is not well studied and so not well known. This talk focuses on the myths and realities surrounding Jewish fur traders and their relationships with Native women. It helps us understand another part of the Jewish experience in North America.

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MAY 31 - Bagels to Bhajis: The Ever Changing London Jewish East End 

Focusing on shuls, schools, markets and more, this virtual tour is a perfect introduction to the Jewish East End for those who have not visited London at all, or for for a long time.  Rachel Kolsky is a popular, prize-winning, London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, focussing on the ‘human stories’ behind the buildings, with anecdotes from the past and present.

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