Religious Studies

Upcoming Courses


Civic Education has been around for a long time, but it takes many forms these days. Using Richard Haass' new book, The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens, this class will focus on finding a balance between rights and obligations. Invite an Osher friend to register with you. If you are a Democrat, invite a Republican. If you are straight, invite a gay person. If you are Christian, invite a Muslim or Jewish person. Together, we will learn and practice the steps of compromise to help restore a sense of community. Come join us - our democracy depends on it.

Fridays, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, JPSN, Room 107 ( No seats currently available )
The ruins resting within the 22-acre mound of Tell Lachish, nestled in the low-lying hills of ancient Judea, tell the story of a prominent Near Eastern city over a three-thousand-year period. Explore its birth and prosperity as a Canaanite city-state, its ensuing decline and Egyptian domination, and rebirth as part of a nascent Judean Kingdom, eventually becoming second only to Jerusalem in the biblical periods and witnessing violent Assyrian and Babylonian destructions and Persian occupation.

Mondays;9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, Special Programs Building, Classroom 156