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‘Beyond Borders’ moves to online-only

I am excited for the start of our new course, Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, From War to Searching for Peace, beginning on Monday, March 16, at 7:00 pm. This excitement is tempered by concerns of the COVID-19 situation that continues to evolve.
 
To help ensure the health and safety of our learners and the community at large while maintaining the best level of education, we have decided to move the course online (computer, phone, or tablet is all you need) through Passover (April 13) through Zoom. We will be monitoring the situation continuously and will revisit our decision of when to resume classes in person at The Roth Family JCC. For those of you who have never used Zoom, it is a free download for your computer, phone or tablet that allows both audio and video calls.
 
If you have considered joining us for this class and have decided to hold off because of COVID-19 concerns, I invite surrounding the coronavirus we would like to invite you to reconsider joining us on this amazing journey to understanding the ramifications of the Six Day War on the Arab-Israeli Conflict from the 1960s until today.
 
We understand that this may be a new method of study for our learners and with that in mind I will be offering tech support after Shabbat and through the start of class on Monday at 7:00 p.m.
 
If you would like to find a time to set up and learn the technology, including how to download the Zoom software/app, please email me or text me at 407-504-1675 to schedule an appointment.
 
We are committed to ensuring you have the best learning experience and look forward to seeing you in our streaming class next week.
 
Thank you for your understanding and support.
 
 
Yael Weinstein,
Director of Adult Jewish Learning

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Beyond Borders: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, From War to Searching for Peace

“Beyond Borders” explores the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the
War of Attrition until today. This 10-week course is designed to encourage discussion and debate, and to challenge students to appreciate the
basis of the conflicting historical claims made by all sides in the conflict.
 
The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival— all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoirs.
The course will provide students with new tools for understanding and critiquing texts and events as the conflict continues to unfold.

Course material is designed to encourage discussion and debate, and to challenge students to appreciate the basis of the conflicting historical claims made by all sides in the conflict.

Faculty: Yael Weinstein

Cost: $250 plus material fee

Maitland

(The Roth Family JCC)

Mondays starting March 16, 2020

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Yael Weinstein

Yael Weinstein

Director

Yael Weinstein, M.A., Director of Melton Adult Jewish Learning in Greater Orlando, has been an educator and director of Adult Education programs since 2009, when she joined the Melton community in Colorado.

Before joining Melton, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University in 2006, focusing on the topics of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Identity. While at Brandeis, Yael had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for Dennis Ross, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, for his course on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Yael is the author of the Crossroads of Jewish History course and has revised Beyond Borders: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict for Melton. In addition to her faculty and curriculum work with Melton, Yael was the Director of Adult Jewish Education at the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education.

A recipient of numerous academic awards and fellowships, Yael has taught students of all ages in a wide variety of formal and informal settings in the U.S. and in Romania where, as a volunteer member of the Jewish Service Corps, she created and directed the first-ever Jewish youth camp in Bucharest.

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