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-Noun: meeting, gathering, conversation; encounter

Mifgash Projects

STUDY WEEKENDS Jewish study in all its forms: book discussions, films, experiential workshops, lively debates and, of course, Shabbat with Torah study, communal meals and time to just be grateful.

JEWS AND MUSLIMS IN TUNISIA: A FILM PROJECT. An introduction to a vital Jewish community, one of the oldest Arabic-speaking Jewish cultures in the world, which has maintained its religious traditions along with robust commercial, civic and personal ties to Tunisia's majority Arab Muslim culture. Seen through the eyes of two young men, one Jewish, one Muslim, who have been friends for life.

A TALE OF TWO MUSEUMS: CREATION IN TWO REGISTERS. The interactive, project-oriented Noah’s Ark exhibit at Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center aims at “welcoming and respecting all families, regardless of religion or ethnicity.” The Creation Museum Of The Ozarks was designed to promote the belief that a “triune” God “created the entire universe in six literal 24-hour days approximately 6,000 years ago.” The different approaches these museums take to this ancient story reflect two very different perspectives that are alive in contemporary America.

CROSSING (THE) DELAWARE: HOW A MOB DROVE A JEWISH FAMILY FROM AN AMERICAN TOWN. The story of two Jewish families who sued, and won a judgment against, the Sussex County Board of Education in rural Delaware after their children suffered harassment, bullying and discrimination at school.

Traditions Meeting

JEWS AND CATHOLICS OF POLISH ORIGINS: explorations of film and literature that reflect and shape our memories of and about this thousand year association.

SHARED HISTORY: Conversations among Jews, Christians and Muslims; Palestinians, Israelis and Americans.

READINGS IN BIBLE-RELATED LITERATURE: interfaith discussion of Thomas Mann’s classic Joseph and His Brothers.