The Development of Jewish Artistic Symbolism from Antiquity Onwards

Zoom course with Dr. Shula Laderman. Wednesdays, 3:30p.m. - 5:00.m. (Israel time) -- Starting Mar 15th, 2023.

Wednesday, 15/03/2023 | 15:30 - 17:00
Wednesday, 22/03/2023
Wednesday, 29/03/2023
Wednesday, 19/04/2023
Wednesday, 03/05/2023
Wednesday, 10/05/2023
Wednesday, 17/05/2023
Wednesday, 24/05/2023
Wednesday, 31/05/2023
Wednesday, 07/06/2023
Online via Zoom

In our daily Jewish life, we encounter many artistic symbols that we do not fully understand. Many are connected to the evolution of the synagogue and its religious rituals, others to life cycle events. In this course, we will trace the development of Jewish and non-Jewish art works as well as the shift in the Jewish attitude toward ceremonial figurative art due to the influence of the many cultures that surrounded Jewish life from antiquity onwards.

Topics include synagogue furnishings (the eternal light, the ark, the Menorah, and more), art connected to the various holidays (Shofar, Sukkah, Shabbat and Hanukkah Menorahs), to rites of passage (the Huppah/wedding canopy, the ring, memorial candle, etc.), and many more.


ILS 650 ($200*) 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.

Cancellation Policy:

Prior to start of course – 100% refund or 100% credit for another course.

Following one class – 90% refund or 100% credit for another course (except for fieldtrip courses where only a 75% refund will be given after one meeting).

No cancellation after 2 classes (in special cases, e.g. illness, a credit will be given for another course).


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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