'The Jewish Golden Age of Spain: From Glory to Exile'
July 5, 2019
Are you interested in learning more about the Jewish history of Spain? Then register for “The Jewish Golden Age of Spain: From Glory to Exile” taught by Jewish educator Charlene Neely at Temple Israel this fall. The free course will be taught over three Sundays on Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon each session.
The course, which Neely created, shares the story of a 1,000-year-old community that created a lasting legacy in the arts and philosophy. Topics include Spanish life under Islam, including poetry, music, and architecture; the horrors of the Inquisition and the agony of exile in 1492; and this group’s lasting impact as they remained hidden in both the Old World and the New World. Neely will also present a personal look at the “Hidden Jews” of New Mexico, from which she is descended.
Neely is a graduate of San Diego State University, specializing in Judaic studies and Middle Eastern affairs. She has been a professional Jewish educator at several congregations and has lectured throughout Southern California on women in the Bible, creative prayer, and the Hidden Jews of New Mexico.
Advanced registration is required and can be made online at tiflorida.org or by calling Temple Israel at 407-647-3055.
Temple Israel is a progressive conservative temple located in Winter Springs and has been serving Central Florida since 1954. For more information, visit tiflorida.org.