Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

We are making available this award-winning, nine-part PBS series in three different settings: on Shabbat mornings, at the Taunton Public Library and as part of our seventh-grade B’nai Mitzvah curriculum.

On Shabbat morning, since we’ll only be discussing each unit, you should watch the video in advance — on YouTube (programs 8 and 9 are not available online) or at the Taunton Library sessions or on Thursday afternoon with the seventh grade class

Here’s our discussion schedule for Shabbat morning with ways that you can view the video in advance of our discussion and a link to preparatory materials:

Sep 22    1—A People is Born   (3500 BCE-500 BCE)

Oct 20    2—The Power of the Word   (500 BCE-200 CE)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • Watch the video on YouTube by clicking Heritage: Civilization and the Jews – 2
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Monday Oct 15th for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Sept 27th to view the video

Nov 24    3—The Shaping of Traditions   (200-800)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • Watch the video on YouTube by clicking Heritage: Civilization and the Jews – 3
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Tuesday Nov 13th for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Oct 18th to view the video

Dec 22    4—The Crucible of Europe   (800-1480)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • Watch the video on YouTube by clicking Heritage: Civilization and the Jews – 4
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Monday Dec 10thh for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Nov 8th to view the video

Jan 12    5—The Search for Deliverance   (1480-1789)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • Watch the video on YouTube by clicking Heritage: Civilization and the Jews – 5
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Monday Jan 7thh for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Dec 6th to view the video

Feb 9    6—Roads from the Ghetto   (1789-1917)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • Watch the video on YouTube by clicking Heritage: Civilization and the Jews – 6
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Monday Feb 4th for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Jan 3rd to view the video

Mar 23    7—The Golden Land   (1654-1932)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • Watch the video on YouTube by clicking Heritage: Civilization and the Jews – 7
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Monday Mar 18th for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Jan 24th to view the video

Apr 13    8—Out of the Ashes   (1917-1945)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • This program is not currently available on YouTube
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Monday April 1st for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Feb 14th to view the video

Jun 15    9—Into the Future   (1945 to the present)

  • Click here for a viewer’s discussion guide for this unit
  • This program is not currently available on YouTube
  • Join us at Taunton Public Library on Monday May 13th for the video and brief discussion
  • Members may join the 7th grade class on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Mar 14th to view the video

Here’s the 2018-2019 public program schedule in the lower level meeting room/auditorium at Taunton Public Library, 12 Pleasant Street, at 6:00 PM.  See the above listing for Shabbat mornings for full title of each session/program.

  • Session 1 – Monday Sept 17
  • Session 2 – Monday Oct 15
  • Session 3 – Tuesday Nov 13
  • Session 4 – Monday Dec 10
  • Session 5 – Monday Jan 7
  • Session 6 – Monday Feb 4
  • Session 7 – Monday Mar 18
  • Session 8 – Monday Apr 1
  • Session 9 – Monday May 13
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