Online Learning with David Bernat

David Bernat has a PhD in Biblical & Near Eastern Studies from Brandeis, with publications in areas such as Jewish ritual, & representations of violence & zealotry in ancient Jewish writings. David has held faculty positions at Wellesley College, Hebrew College Rabbinic School, & UMass Amherst. David also planned & led several study tours to Israel, focusing on history & archaeology.

David has taught a winter/spring course at The Boston Synagogue every year since 2016, & we are excited to embark on future courses with him.

These courses consist of ten weekly sessions running from February to May.

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View past online courses with David:

David Bernat

Dead Sea Scrolls (zoom)

Thursdays  7:00 – 9:00 PM 

Unravel the crucial details of ancient Jewish history & tradition during the time of the Maccabean Kings, Roman conquest of Judea & more!

David Bernat

Anti-Semitism: Origins to Today (zoom)

Thursdays  7:00 – 9:00 PM 

A 10-session deep dive into Anti-Semitism — hostility to Jews & Judaism, & persecution of Jews — from antiquity to modernity.