Discussing Current Events: Evening Edition
Note: This is an 8-week course that runs every Wednesday from 10/6/2021 – 12/1/21 @ 7:30pm-9pm PDT. Upon completed registration, you will receive a confirmation email with your Zoom invitation 7 days prior to the start time.
We each view the world through the eyes of our own personal histories, traditions and experiences. While no single view ties all Jews together—from Socialists to Humanists and from Reform to Ultra-Orthodox—still there is a history we share, a living history of events of triumphs and tragedies. Our histories touch us and inform our visions, understandings and actions.
We will look at our world and the great tides of history in order to bring some understanding of how these tides change us and how we change the world.
Jonathan Dobrer teaches Current Events at American Jewish University and has taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He is a graduate of USC and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He studied philosophy in Vienna and spent two years in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. Jonathan also specializes in Comparative Religion, specifically, how Christianity developed from Hebrew scriptures, stories and archetypes; and how Islam grew from both Judaism and primitive Christianity.