Monday, August 28, 2023

Fall 2023 @ OASIS Abq

 Great Courses of Jewish Interest

Jewish Star

Abq Jew is pleased to inform you that
OASIS Albuquerque has just announced
their Fall 2023 line-up of classes!
Registration opens on

Wednesday September 6
but you can Wish List your selections now.


OASIS Albuquerque Executive Director Kathleen Raskob and her staff continue (as always) to bring you new and interesting class offerings, and continue to make sure there are plenty of courses of Jewish interest.

Oasis Fall 2023

This session's courses and instructors include,
but are by no means limited to:

Fairview Cemetery

Historic Fairview Cemetery
Walking Tour
Monday September 18 @ 10:00 - #195
Instructor: Gail Rubin
What It Is: Back by popular demand! Historic Fairview Cemetery was founded in 1881. There are approximately 12,000 people buried on 17.5 acres. You are invited to walk the cemetery and learn how the people buried here reflect the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the United States. Among the well-known New Mexico family names on the tour are Dietz, Galles, Hubbell, Huning, Menaul, Rodey, Ross, and Simms. Wear sturdy walking shoes, a wide brimmed hat, sun protection. Limited enrollment.

Norma Libman
Memoir Writing
How to Tell Your Story
Thursday October 5 @ 10:00 - #164
Instructor: Norma Libman
What It Is: Back by popular demand! Everyone has a story to tell, and now is the time to tell yours. Learn how to retrieve memories you thought were forgotten, how to get them written down, and how to organize them into your own life story. Bring paper and pen for writing exercises and you will have written a start to your memoir when the workshop is over. Limited enrollment.

Jews in the Manhattan Project
Monday October 9 @ 3:00 - #241-NIRR
Instructor: Jack Shlachter
What It Is: Los Alamos officially became a town in 1943 with the creation of the Manhattan Project and the secret science community. A 1945 snapshot of the theoretical division roster at Los Alamos reveals a leadership structure that is disproportionately of Jewish heritage. Of the roughly 80 individuals in the division, four (all Jewish) would go on to become Nobel Laureates. Meet members of this leadership team as well as key Jewish scientists outside the theoretical division. Presented at Neighborhood in Rio Rancho.

Isaac Unbound
Isaac Unbound
A Life of Reconciliation
Monday October 16 @ 10:00 - #170
Instructor: Paul J Citrin
What It Is: This class title is the same as Rabbi Citrin’s newly published novel which deals with the life of the Biblical figure Isaac. While Isaac seems on the surface to be the passive patriarch, he is actually very spiritual as he struggles to fix broken relationships and to overcome his own traumas. Isaac’s life has much to teach us about our own personal relationship challenges.

Jews Secrets Spain
How the Jews Kept Their Secrets in Spain
Thursday October 26 @ 10:00 - #143
Instructor: Norma Libman
What It Is: In 1492 Spain gave all non-Christians (Jews, Muslims, gypsies, anyone who could be defined as a heretic) a choice: leave, convert, or die. Many Jews converted but retained their Jewish practice in secret, risking apprehension for heresy. We look at how the Jews lived their secret lives in Spain attempting to bridge two worlds, and later brought those same secrets to New Mexico and other parts of the New World.

Polluting the Pure:
The American Eugenics Movement
and German Racial Hygiene

Thursday December 7 @ 10:00 - #174
Instructor: Michael Nutkiewicz
What It Is: Michael Nutkiewicz illuminates a key historical moment in the United States and Germany when science supported racial and social discrimination. In the early decades of the 20th century, the American eugenics movement led to forced sterilization. In Germany, where eugenics was known as “racial hygiene,” the government instituted sterilization and euthanasia. American eugenics and Nazi racial hygiene illustrate a peril always implicit in science. Their lessons are well worth our continued contemplation.

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