25 2017

Israel: The Modern State on an Ancient Foundation

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

UJA Greenwich One Holly Hill Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
203-552-1818 (Phone)
203-622-1237 (Fax)


$ Cost $ 45.00

Israel: The Modern State on an Ancient Foundation

If you know more about your IPhone than Israel, Dr. Aaron Koller’s fast paced, mini-study series is for you! It’s a brilliant journey from ancient to contemporary Israel that will enlighten and inspire. Gather with friends for social and spirited learning about our amazing Jewish legacy and footprint on history from past to present.

Aaron Koller is an associate professor of Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, where he studies the ancient world of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East. His most recent book is Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute. He has a Ph.D. in Bible and Semetic Languages from Yeshiva University. He lives in Queens with his wife, Shira Hecht-Koller, and their children.​
Class Dates:
Tuesday, April 25: Before Modern Zionism 
Tuesday, May 16: The Creation of a State
Late 19th century Israel until the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. 
Tuesday, June 13: Contemporary Israel
$45 per class per person, $90 for the series per person