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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

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 (Palo Alto)
Oct 23 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Oct 30 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Nov 06 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Nov 13 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
  Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)
Jan 08 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Jan 15 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Jan 22 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Jan 29 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
  Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)
Mar 05 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Mar 12 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Mar 19 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis
Mar 26 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Etz Chayim Rabbi Sheldon Lewis

Courses

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650A-ECH Instructors: Lewis Starting: 10/23/2017 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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 ...

Religious Activism: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650B-ECH Instructors: Lewis Starting: 01/08/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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 ...

Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650C-ECH Instructors: Lewis Starting: 03/05/2018 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

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 ...