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Adult Education

Learning with others in community allows us to live our Jewish value of Talmud Torah. Whether you can pop in for one class or make it for an entire series, we invite you to stimulate your lifelong love for Judaism and learning by participating in any/all of the following opportunities.

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The Ravine:  A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed

A Lecture with Professor Wendy Lower in honor of Yom HaShoah

In 2009, Wendy Lower was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The documentation of the Holocaust is vast, but there are few known images of a Jewish family at the actual moment of murder, in this case by German officials and Ukrainian collaborators. A Ukrainian shooter’s rifle is inches from a woman’s head, obscured in a cloud of smoke. The woman is bending forward, holding the hand of a barefoot boy. Wendy Lower’s detective work—in Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Israel, and the United States—recovers layers of detail concerning the open-air massacres in Ukraine. Her search for the identities of the victims, of the killers—and, remarkably, of the photographer who openly took the picture, as a secret act of resistance—are dramatically uncovered. Finally, in the hands of this scholar, a single image unlocks a new understanding of the place of the family unit in the history and aftermath of Nazi genocide.

Wendy Lower, Ph.D. is the John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College where she also directs the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights.  Lower chairs the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and served as Acting Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the USHMM (2016-2018).

Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)

TBESOC prides itself on bringing quality content and educational programming to its community. Throughout the years we have enjoyed spiritual nourishment, educational enlightenment and magical moments that we have shared together as a community. Recently, TBESOC has created a phenomenal opportunity and partnership with the Community Scholar Program. The Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a community-wide endeavor committed to adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations. These programs bring exciting new content and intellectual stimulation through travel, art, history and culture. We couldn’t imagine a better educational tool at our fingertips and in the comfort of our own homes to take us on a journey to places and spaces we couldn’t previously go to before! We encourage you to join and embrace the power of what CSP has to offer each of us individually and as a community.  

Mon, August 15 2022 18 Av 5782