Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

The History of the State of Israel: Zionism through 2020

Taught by Uri Feinberg

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
5 sessions, July 21 – August 18, 2020
Online class via Zoom

Join us this summer as we explore 72 years of Israeli history through a lens of transition. During 5 sessions led by Jewish Educator Uri Feinberg, we will strengthen our foundation of knowledge about the Jewish State, we will be able to contextualize, look forward, and ultimately feel more comfortable asking the question, “Why do I care and what does this mean to me?”

To join us, please register with the form below, and the Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email.

If you are interested in being a part of the class, but the timing is not possible for you on some or all of the class dates, we will be recording all 5 sessions, and sharing the videos with all registered participants. If you would like to have access to the videos only, without attending any class sessions, please select the “Recordings Only” option on the registration form below, which includes a suggested donation of $50.

Contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at


Schedule Details
All classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

July 21 – The Foundations of Zionism: Was this in fact the beginning?
July  28 – WWI and The British Mandate
August 4 – The First Decade after the Mandate
August 11 – Achievements and Challenges through the Early Decades
August 18 – Present Day, and What Does this Mean to Me?

Meet the Instructor: Uri Feinberg

Uri Feinberg has been a Jewish Educator for 25 years. Born in the US, Uri immigrated to Israel when he was ten, grew up in Jerusalem, served in the IDF, and then traveled the world. Uri has a Masters Degree from the Hebrew University in Contemporary Jewish Studies, and spent three years in the US with his wife and three daughters, during which he served as the Interim Director of Education of Temple Israel of Boston.

A licensed tour guide since 1999, Uri has has guided Jewish heritage trips throughout Europe and has lectured on Israel and Jewish identity across North America. Uri and his family live in the city of Modiin, and are active members of their Reform congregation, YOZMA. Uri’s experience has been driven by a clear desire to share the power of the Land and State of Israel, to strengthen Jewish identity and a connection with the Jewish People. With his unique perspective, Uri recognizes that this process includes building bridges and having the ability to inspire and to be inspired.

Class Registration:

To register for this class, please select “Add” for each attendee you wish to register at the pricing level of your choice, then click “Continue” to complete registration.

Our class registration process follows a “Pay What You Can” model:
-Standard Registration is set at $25 per class session.
-Supporter Registration is set at $35 per class session. This level is for those who are able to contribute more to help keep our programs accessible for all.
-Reduced Registration is set at $10 per session. This level is for those who wish to participate but may find the Standard Registration fee prohibitive.
-Recordings Only is for those who cannot attend any of the class sessions but would like access to the class recordings. The suggested donation for this option is $50.

We also offer scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, or to ask questions about the registration process in general, please contact Brigid Goggin at