Jewish Heroes, Heroines, and Personalities
Thursdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Through study of their writings, speeches, and music, along with biblical and historical sources, we will learn about some of the most fascinating personalities who have shaped the Jewish experience from ancient times to the modern day. The Symposium will be taught by Temple Israel clergy, with guest sessions led by our Tri-Faith clergy partners and other outstanding teachers in the Omaha Jewish community.*All classes will meet at Temple Israel.

David Ellenson
Taught by: Rabbi Brian Stoller
October 19 & 26, November 2

Hagar and Ishmael
Taught by: Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi, American Muslim Institute
November 9 & 16

Jesus: The Jew, the Christian
Taught by: Rev. Dr. Chris Alexander, Associate Minister, Countryside Community Church and Will Howell, Director of Youth Ministries, Countryside Community Church
November 30, December 7

Theodor Herzl
Taught by: Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin
December 14 & 21

Joseph Soloveitchik
Taught by: Rabbi Brian Stoller
January 11 & 18

Paul: The Jewish Apostle
Taught by: Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, Senior Minister, Countryside Community Church
January 25, February 1

Yehudah Amichai
Taught by: Rabbi Aryeh Azriel
February 8 & 15

Joseph, Moses, and David
Taught by: Dr. Ari Kohen,Professor of Social Justice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
February 22, March 1

Rabbi Akiva
Taught by: Rabbi Steven Abraham, Beth El Synagogue
March 8 & 15

Leonard Bernstein and Arnold Schoenberg
Taught by: Cantor Wendy Shermet
March 22 & 29

Amos Oz
Taught by: Rabbi Aryeh Azriel
April 5 & 12

Roy Cohn
Taught by: Cantor Wendy Shermet
April 19 & 26

Rachel Adler
Taught by: Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin
May 3 & 10

Maimonides
Taught by: Rabbi Brian Stoller
May 17