JEWISH CULTURAL HISTORY
Live Class with Amy Bodkin, EdS
What if we had the opportunity to explore the beauty and rich history of minority cultures?
And what if we had the opportunity to learn from someone who is part of that minority group but is also fluent in the majority culture? That is exactly what this class will offer!
Amy Bodkin is one of the creators of Ani VeAmi (the Jewish Charlotte Mason curriculum), and a Reform Judaism convert. Teaching Assistant Ahavah Manning is an Orthodox Judaism convert.
The goal of this class is NOT to proselytize or to even give a single religious perspective. The goal is rather to introduce families to what is beautiful and valuable about Jewish cultural history.
This class is for all ages. We will cover history, music, art, holidays, the Jewish calendar, superheroes… and so much more!
Whether you are a non-Jewish family looking to expand your knowledge of the beauty to be found in Jewish history or a Jewish family looking to add an outsourced option for a Jewish school, this class is a great fit for all families!
For older students, we will also have discussions at the end of each class for parents and high school students about how they can recognize anti-semitism in their own community because recognizing anti-semitism requires cultural fluency!
There are very few required materials or homework assignments, but each week you will be given a list of optional resources for a variety of ability levels if you would like to go deeper!
You can learn more about Amy Bodkin here.
- Day / Time: Thursdays @ 3:00pm CT
- Registration fee: $75
- Student Age Range: the entire family!
- Semester Access: Spring 2023: Feb 9th through June 1st
REQUIRED MATERIALS (not included):
- A Picture Book History of the Jews by Howard and Bette Fast
- Please note: This book is out-of-print, but we are in the process of getting permission to use the book for our class. You do not need to purchase the out-of-print copy.
- All About Jewish Time by Emily Sper
- The Always Pray Shawl by Sheldon Oberman
- New Year at the Pier by April Halprin Wayland
- Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva by Jacqueline Jules
- On One Foot by Linda Glaser
- The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century by Uri Shulevitz
- Jewish Book of Centuries published by CMP (more info coming soon)
OPTIONAL MATERIALS (not included):
For any optional projects, I will provide you with a list of all the materials recommended each week.
- Sept. 8th – Introduction to Jewish History
- Sept. 15th – Introduction to Jewish Calendar
- Sept. 22nd – Rosh Hashanah
- Sept. 29th – Yom Kippur
- Oct. 6th – Sukkot
- Oct. 13th – Introduction to Jewish Holy Books
- Oct. 20th – Shabbat / Havdalah
- Oct. 27th. – Who Are the Jews?
- Nov. 3rd – Ancient Rabbis of Babylon
- Nov. 10th – Golden Age of Spain
- Nov. 17th – Jews in America
- Dec. 1st – Chanukkah
- Feb 16th -Tu B’shevat
- Mar 2nd – Purim
- Mar 9th – Golems & Superheroes
- Mar 16th – Film
- Mar 23rd – Pesach part 1
- Mar 30th – Pesach part 2
- Apr 20th – Holocaust **Recommended for only older students… younger students get a week off**
- Apr 27th – Israeli Independence (Israel)
- May 4th – Hebrew and Eliezar Ben Yehuda
- May 11th – Jews in Science
- May 18th – Shavuot
Register for Jewish Cultural History today!
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- Discounted prices on many CMP products
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- Co-op “Gatherings” that include Mom’s Afternoon Tea, CM Study Sessions, Homeschool Planning Sessions, Book Clubs, etc.
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- Read and agree to The Charlotte Mason Online Classes Handbook.
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