October 20, 2018 - November 10, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Saturdays, October 20-November 10
12:00 p.m. Bring your own lunch
12:30 p.m. Class begins
There was a four-hundred-year span when the Jews of ancient Alexandria, Egypt enjoyed relative security and autonomy. During this time, Alexandria hosted the world’s deepest and most dynamic thinkers, scientists and inventors. Arguably the center of the literary and scientific world (outpacing Athens, Greece) Alexandria also rose to become the business mecca of the Mediterranean, and by extension, the hub for culture, entertainment and diversity – the likes of which the world had not seen before. Cantor Eichaker will present a four-week mini-course tracing the Jewish life and living in Alexandria, Egypt (the first recorded city that “never slept”)
RSVP to Esther Olson at 314-469-0700 so that we may prepare the appropriate materials.