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Donor Circle Webinar: How golden was the 'Golden Age' of Spain?
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 06:00pm - 07:00pm
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Many of us have heard the term, “The Golden Age” of Spain”- a period when Jews, Christians and Muslims enjoyed political stability, economic prosperity and cultural development.

But how golden was this golden age?

  • Was this period as open and tolerant as we might imagine?
  • Might such coexistence have been a threat to Jewish identity?
  • What can contemporary Jews learn about coexistence and identity from this period?

 To discuss these questions, and more, please join us for the upcoming webinar as we study to together a lesson from Melton’s newest course of study:  The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam. 

With Ruth Bergman, Melton Detroit faculty member 

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

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We are very pleased to welcome Ruth Bergman, BA, Columbia University, as our teacher. Ruth has been teaching Judaica since coming to Detroit 26 years ago.   Ruth has been an instructor for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and the Detroit Federation's FedEd programs for many years, teaching courses in Ethics, history, Bible, Talmud, theology, and Holocaust studies. She has also mentored Melton instructors and has been a presenter at both the Melton Master Teacher Seminars and Melton Director Conferences.  

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Please RSVP to Jody Hyman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who will then send you the source materials and Zoom Video-Conferencing access information for the webinar. Space is limited to 20 participants. We will record the webinar for those who are unable to join us.

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