Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Where critical thinking
and Jewish values intersect

Jewish History Classes with Dr. Arie Zmora

Intergenerational Learning Opportunities!

The Story of Jerusalem: from King David through the Islamic Caliphate (1000 BCE - 1100 CE)

Time: Mondays from 7:45 - 8:45 PM

Dates: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11, 18

The course examines how Jerusalem became the religious and political center of the Jewish people. Among other topics, the course will discuss: how the Jews lost their sovereignty in 586 BCE; how the Babylonian exile impacted the Jewish people's sentiments towards Jerusalem; the return to Jerusalem after the Decree of Cyrus in the 6th century BCE; the impact of Hellenism on Jews in Jerusalem; the Maccabees/Hasmonean Kingdom; the Roman occupation of Jerusalem and the impact of the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE; Jerusalem under Byzantine rule; the Islamic conquest of Jerusalem and its impact on Jewish life through the 10th century CE.

Series cost: $180, $150 for Hineni supporters


This course is open to teens and adults and will meet at Talmud Torah of St. Paul. To register online, click here!

The next course will begin in March. Keep an eye out for more information!