Courses by instructor: Rabbi Aubrey Glazer
Aubrey L. Glazer, Ph.D. (University of Toronto) currently serves as rabbi at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco. Aubrey’s focus on Jewish philosophy began with his immersion into the thinking of Emmanuel Levinas while being introduced to the study of Talmud in 1992, going on to completed seminars on Levinas in French with Dr. Benny Levy (Universite de Paris VI-Alliance Francaise, Jerusalem), Rabbi Daniel Epstein (Matan Institute, Jerusalem) as well as doctoral studies with Robert Gibbs (University of Toronto). Aubrey is in demand in diverse educational forums, from lay learning to federations, seminaries and colleges across North America, Europe and Israel where he is a passionate and challenging teacher of Jewish Mysticism, Philosophy & Hebrew poetry. Aubrey’s work is published widely in popular and academic forums, including his latest books dedicated to exploring Jewish philosophy in different contexts: A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking: Critical Theory After Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought (New York: Continuum, 2011) as well as Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Cross the Divide (Academic Studies Press, 2013).
Aubrey enjoys playing and watching hockey as well as fly-fishing and hiking. He shares a passion for aesthetics as a spiritual path, especially through painting with his wife, Elyssa Wortzman, who is trained as a lawyer and works as a Jewish artist and spiritual director, along with their daughter, Talya Sahara.