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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

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

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. Part one will cover “Foundations.” Part two is “Heschel as Religious Activist.” And part three, “Moral Outrage, War, and Economics.” 

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.

See below to register for individual parts, or register here for the full series. Full-year students can bundle this course with Talmud Circle or Zohar for a special rate. For more information or to register for two bundled courses, contact abra@lehrhaus.org.

Schedule

Session Time Days Location Instructors
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)
Oct 19 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Oct 26 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Nov 02 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Nov 09 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)
Jan 25 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Feb 01 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Feb 08 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Feb 15 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)
Mar 08 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Mar 15 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Mar 22 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen
Mar 29 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu JCCEB Yosef Rosen

Courses

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

PC650A-BJ Instructors: Rosen Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

PC650B-BJ Instructors: Rosen Starting: 01/25/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (East Bay)

PC650C-BJ Instructors: Rosen Starting: 03/08/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...