This class will address the issues of the freedoms and restrictions on Jewish life, medieval Jewish education, poetry, culture and more. Was this time period a “Golden Age” for the Jews?
Rabbi Leila Gal Berner received her Ph.D. from UCLA. She was first ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1989. In 2009, she was ordained by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, founder of the movement for Jewish Renewal. She has taught at several major colleges and universities: Reed and Swarthmore Colleges; Emory, George Washington, and American Universities. She is currently Dean of Students of the ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal Ordination Program.