Thursdays – Famous Jewish Personalities in Politics, Science, Music and Art.
11:00 AM/ CH
Instructor: Stuart Liss
9/9 The Rosenberg’s: On June 19, 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets. Both refused to admit any wrongdoing. They were both executed at Sing Sing Prison, in Ossining, NY, and proclaimed their innocence up to the time of their deaths. They were the first U.S. citizens to be convicted and executed during peacetime and their case remains controversial to this day.
9/23 Albert Einstein: Thought to be the most influential theoretical physicist of all time, Einstein is responsible for the development of the Theory of Relativity, and contributed to the development of the Theory of Quantum Mechanics. “E=MC2” has become the most famous equation of all time.
9/30 Marc Chagall: Chagall was a Russian-French artist whose diverse modern styles and formats including painting, drawing, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. He has often been called the “quintessential” Jewish artist of the twentieth century.”