A Jewish New Year Celebration
Enjoy New Year in Southern California. Learn about Jewish History, explore the profound works of the Jewish Enlightenment and discover ideas of Jewish heretics.
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Program No. 20265RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Make your way to Southern California to ring in 2017 with a New Year’s Gala. Celebrate Shabbat with a traditional celebration and dinner, and engage in a scholarly investigation throughout the week on Judaic topics like Jewish Art in America. Examine the masterworks of the Jewish Enlightenment, an artistic movement that explored the evocative human figure and the emotional symbols of the Jewish experience, investigate the edges of normative Judaic philosophy through a study of Jewish heretics and more.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Embark on a visually stimulating journey through the creative works of the daring Jewish pioneers of the 20th century.
  • Examine the lives and teachings of Jewish heretics during lectures with an expert.
  • Delve into the world of Jewish Art in America

General Notes

Ring in the New Year with a special celebration!
Featured Expert
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John Paul Thornton
John Paul is an artist, educator and speaker and the author of “Art and Courage: Stories to Inspire the Artist-Warrior Within.” John Paul focused his Bachelor’s studies on the works of Hans Burkhardt and Saul Bernstein. He has lectured at institutions around the world including American Jewish University, Famllian Campus and Skirball Cultural Center. He has worked with the United Nations Foundation, received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and been honored by the U.S. Congress for connecting art with social causes.
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John Paul Thornton

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