“If I Forget You O Jerusalem”: Artistic Creations throughout the Ages Inspired by Jerusalem

Zoom course with Dr. Shula Laderman. Thursdays, 10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. (Israel time) -- Starting Nov 2nd, 2023.

Dates: (mm/dd/yyyy)
Thursday, 02/11/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 09/11/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 16/11/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 23/11/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 30/11/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 21/12/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Wednesday, 27/12/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 04/01/2024 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 11/01/2024 | 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, 18/01/2024 | 10:30 - 12:00
On-line via Zoom

Jerusalem has mesmerized pilgrims, historians, archeologists, geographers and artists. Utilizing slides and texts, this course will examine divergent artistic representations of Jerusalem throughout history thereby leading to a better understanding of the art produced by different religions and cultures.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • The depictions of Jerusalem in Jewish and Christian art. The three groups that mark different levels of earthly and heavenly Jerusalem;
  • Cartographic descriptions and illustrations in books and guidebooks of pilgrims to the Holy Land;
  • Descriptions of individual sacred sites that represent Jerusalem within scenes related to these sites and in relation to the events that made them into holy places (loca sancta);
  • Symbolic descriptions of Heavenly Jerusalem.


Jerusalem picture by Dr. A Teicher


ILS 650 ($180*) for 10 classes

*dollar price dependent upon exchange rate on date of payment

10% discount price for simultaneous registration for 2 series or more

15% discount price for simultaneous registration for 3 series or more.


The weekly zoom link will be sent via email to all registered students one week before the start of classes.

Details of meeting place for in-person courses will be sent one week before the start of classes.

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