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Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Covid-19


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ultra-orthodox Jewish community attracted media attention for non-compliance with public health mandates, including masking and avoiding large gatherings. More recently, questions have arisen concerning ultra-orthodox Jewish hesitancy to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This talk will explore the experiences of Hasidic Jews in the New York area during the pandemic, based on in-person research conducted in the summer of 2021. 


Jews in South Africa


Jews have shaped the history of South Africa in bold and ambitious ways, and the country has in turn deeply challenged their ideas about what it means to be Jewish. In this 6-part course we will dive into the rich history of Jewish life in South Africa, including Jews’ engagement in wider South African society, their attitudes to racism, and their relationship with Israel. 

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Churchill and the Jews: Questions and Controversies


Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish people helped to define his own remarkable life and career and his decisions dramatically impacted their fate. Join Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he explores the complex nuances and fascinating story of Churchill and the Jews.