Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Origins of Modern Thought
Mon, October 15, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nine sessions, 20 voices, and you and your fellow travelers.
Who are the “modern” thinkers that have informed and influenced how Jews think today? Jews are resilient responders. We will look at selected writers and weigh and consider their ideas in the face of the challenges that have confronted Jews and Judaism. This is a dialog across time to reveal what concepts and enduring understandings we may be carrying, debating, holding, and discarding. We will read deeply not to be persuaded, but to share in the thoughts and imaginings of women and men who cared and still care about Judaism and the Jewish People. We will read and discuss together to better know ourselves and lives in our own time. Presented by Lehrhaus Judaica.
Tuition: Your Choice
$270 covers faculty, admin, and overhead costs
$225 covers faculty and admin costs
$180 covers faculty cost
About Rabbi Wolf-Prusan
Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Chief Program Officer and a Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art. 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, and adjunct faculty for the JFCS Holocaust Center.