Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Jewish Populations of the Asian Continent


Price for Members: $70
Price for Non-Members: $105
Date/Time: Tue. July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10 & 17      10:30 – 12:30
Instructor: Ken Blady, M.A., Cal State East Bay, lecturer in history
Location: ONLINE.

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Course Description

Mr. Blady offers us a tour of remarkable Jewish communities in Asia.  They are strikingly different from Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry and illustrate the rich variety of Jewish adaptation to place and time in the world.  We find them in Afghanistan, Bukhara, China, Dagestan, Kurdistan, Iran, India, and Yemen, a remarkable geographic and cultural range of settings.  Rites and traditions long discarded or forgotten in Ashkenazim and Sephardim often still thrive in these remote places.  Mr. Blady raises yet again those intriguing questions: “What is a Jew?  Who is a Jew?”  Here’s a reminder that Jewry is indeed a diverse and multifaceted family.


Event Details

Date: 2021-07-20

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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