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Jewish History

"FDR and the Holocaust" - 3 part series by Dr. Eric Pullin

This lecture series addressed how the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt responded to the Holocaust—the greatest horror of World War II. Although the systematic mass murder of Jews did not begin until after Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, American citizens’ attitudes toward Jews and U.S. immigration policies directly affected the ability of many European Jews to flee persecution. As early as 1942, the U.S. government acquired credible evidence that Nazi Germany perpetrated genocide against Europe’s Jewish population. The program further considers what the United States could and should have done to destroy the machinery of death or to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Through the examination of select primary sources, the program asks three broad questions:
1) What did the United States do (or not do)? (8/2/2023) To watch part 1 of the series click here

2) What (and when) did the United States know? (8/9/2023) To watch part 2 of the series click here

3) What should (or could) have the United States done? (8/15/2023) To watch part 3 of the series click here

"Captured by Pirates is Good"

The Four Captives Story, An Origin Story for the Growth of Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewry - A History Lecture with Rabbi Wes Kalmar (12/15/2021)

3 Part Series: Antisemitism's Past, Present and Future - Rabbi Wes Kalmar and Dr. Steven Baruch

Part 1 - "Anti-Semitism's Past - How have You experienced Anti-Semitism?" - click here to watch the recording
Part 2 – “Anti-Semitism's Today - How are Things Changing?” And a Post Mortem on the Washington Rally - click here to watch the recording
Part 3 - "Antisemitism's Future - What Can We Do?" -  click here to watch the recording

Great Controversies in Jewish History Class Series by Rabbi Wes KalmarLive on Zoom & recorded(click on the class title to watch the class)

Five For Figures - Characters in Tanach Series

Figure Alef - Avner ben Ner

Figure Bet - Barzilai

Figure Gimmel - Ga'al

Figure Dalet - Doeg

Figure Hey - Hoshea Ben Aleh

Figure Vav - Vashni

Figure Zayin - Zattu

ASKT Biography Series with Rabbi Wes Kalmar at ASKT

Class 1 - Yisroel Salanter - Wednesday Night, November 13, 2013 Click here for the link to the class

Class 2 - Rav Kook

Class 3 - Chazon Ish - Wednesday night, January 8, 2014 Click here for the link to the class

Seven Decades of Israel Class

A Decade by Decade Discussion of the Thrilling History of the Jewish State

with Rabbi Wes Kalmar, M.A. in Jewish History

Class date: March 7, 2018
Class 1: 1st Decade  (1948 -1958)
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Class date: March 14, 2018
Class 2: 2nd Decade (1959 -1968)
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Class date: March 21, 2018
Class 3: 3rd Decade (1969 - 1978)
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Class date: April 11, 2018
Class 4: 4th Decade (1978 - 1988)
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Class date: May 2, 2018
Class 5: 5th Decade (1989 - 1998)
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Class date: May 9, 2018
Class 6: 6th Decade (1999 - 2008)
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Class date: July 11, 2018
Class 7: 7th Decade - (2009 - 2018)
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Mon, June 17 2024 11 Sivan 5784