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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice

Mon, October 16, 2017 7:30 pm

Rabbi Wolf-Prusan
Rabbi Wolf-Prusan
Rabbi Wolf-Prusan

 

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying.  —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Heschel and Social Justice

Dates-Selected Mondays: 
Part 1: Foundations:
Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6
Part 2: Heschel as Religious Activist: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12
Part 3: Moral Outrage, War, and Economics: April 30, May 7, 14, June 4

Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber to be the co-director of the Central Organization for Adult Jewish Education and Judishces Lehrhaus. Today, we carry on that legacy. 

In honor of Abraham Joshua Heschel's contributions to Jewish learning and the social justice imperative that defines him, Lehrhaus is excited to offer a three-part course exploring this fundamental aspect of Heschel’s life and Judaism.

The texts we’ll focus on are Abraham Joshua Heschel: Essential Writings (Orbis, 2011) and Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997). We will also read supplementary texts from other writers including Maimonides, Shai Held, Edward K. Kaplan, and Susannah Heschel.

Sponsored and presented by Lehrhaus Judaica.

Location:
JCC Isaacs Gallery

Tuition:

Individual Parts: 4 sessions $85
Full year: $250

 
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About Rabbi Wolf-Prusan

Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art (ketubbot and posters). From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle.

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