August 11, 2017
Updates on Jewish History Lectures
As the French say, il fault reculer pour mieux sauter--"one must first recoil in order to launch." We've been using the summer months to renew our energies and plan for a robust series of Jewish history lectures and projects in September. Here's a quick overview of what's happening.
Fall Lectures begin September 11 
The Jews of Sepharad
We plan to devote the Fall to Iberian Jewry, from the early Visigothic period right through the Muslim and Christian conquests, culminating in the terrible decree expelling the Jews of Spain and Portugal in the late fifteenth century. As always, we will meet on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the main auditorium of the mighty Avenue J campus of Touro College. Looking forward to a fantastic season of intellectual exchange!
Global Maimonides on Teshuvah Project
On August 22, 2017, hundreds of students of Jewish history and thought will begin the Global Maimonides on Teshuvah program, studying his classic Ways of Repentance in unison. The program will extend over 40 days, from the beginning of the month of Elul and culminating on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Join us! Save the World. Completely free.
Welcome to the Newest Members of the Friends of Jewish History!

We are pleased to welcome Barb and Ken Melichar (who donated in memory of Lou and Jennie Ehrlich), K. Wigs (who donated in memory of a grandfather, "who always told us to look it up!") and the Jewish Pro Life Foundation. Glad to have you in our community of learners! Thank you very much! Your tax-deductible donation to Touro College supports student scholarships. Knowing that there are people like you who care about Jewish history motivates us to keep working hard to educate our highly valued students, and preserve this heritage for generations to come. 
Henry Abramson | Jewish History and Thought | No hard questions, please.