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"Crash Course" in Jewish History
Do you have an interest in Jewish history? Perhaps you wonder where the ancient Hebrews came from? Or how Jews ended up in Ethiopia? Or when they came to America? If you do, this class, which I'll be offering at my home in University Park, might be just what you're looking for. I'm going to cover Jewish history from its beginnings through the present day, so the term "crash course" is appropriate. The approach will be academic, not religious. It'll run for 6 sessions, beginning May 9 and continuing on the following Wednesdays through June 13. Class time will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Folks are welcome to come to socialize at 7:00. If you're interested but don't want to leave your children home alone to do homework, we'll have space where they can sit and work quietly. There will be a modest enrollment fee for the classes - $5 per session, $25 for the entire class. The class is offered in cooperation with DC-based Cong. Bet Mishpachah (I'm rabbi emeritus) as a service to members who live in the Maryland suburbs. Fees of congregants will be covered by the congregation. It's also offered in cooperation with the Jewish Study Center of Washington as an experiment in home-based education. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 301-864-1240. To help with planning, please let me know whether you will join us for some/all of the classes by May 6th.
More About Town of University Park
The town office is located in a residential area and is adjacent to the University Park Police Department. The town has about 2,500 residents, mostly college employees, professors and academics, and is a community made up of about one thousand single-family homes. Although it is located in the northern part Prince George's County adjacent to the University of Maryland, University Park has a small-town vibe.
The town is divided into seven wards, and each ward has a representative on the local council. Mayor John Rogard Tabori oversees the council.
University Park was recently named as the best place to live in Prince George's County by Washingtonian Magazine for the second year in a row.