Diverse Cultures of Contemporary Israel—Exploring A Multiplicity of Identities Through Story & Film

With Dr. Jacob Meskin

Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, and March 14, 2023
0:30 am to 12:30 pm
Online Only

All sessions will be recorded and available to those who sign up
Tuition: $125 KS members/$250 for non-members
Registration: Please email by January 18, 2023.
Payment: Please send your checks (attention: Rosalie) to Kerem Shalom, P.O. Box 1646, Concord, MA 01742 with “Jacob Meskin course” in the memo line.

This five-week course will use contemporary music videos, sketch comedy, films, short stories, and more standard background materials, in order to explore the deeply multicultural reality of day-to-day life in Israel.

Following is a week-by-week outline:

  1. Introduction: Contemporary Israel’s Many Cultures, Perspectives, and Orientations
  2. The Story of The Yemenite Jews (and, more broadly, Mizrachi/Sefardi Jews) in Israel
  3. Israeli and Arab Food Cultures in Israel Today
  4. The History of Ethiopian Jews, Their Lives in Israel, and the Challenges They Face
  5. Palestinian Perspectives: Two Films by Palestinian Directors