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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)

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 (San Francisco-JCF)
Oct 24 2017 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Oct 31 2017 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Nov 08 2017 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Wed JCF Jason Harris
Nov 16 2017 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Thu JCF Jason Harris
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)
Jan 16 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Jan 23 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Jan 30 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Feb 06 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)
Apr 03 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Apr 10 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Apr 17 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris
Apr 24 2018 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue JCF Jason Harris

Courses

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (San Francisco-JCF)

PC650A-JCF Instructors: Harris Starting: 10/24/2017 Location: Jewish Community Federation

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 (San Francisco-JCF)

PC650B-JCF Instructors: Harris Starting: 01/16/2018 Location: Jewish Community Federation

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 (San Francisco-JCF)

PC650C-JCF Instructors: Harris Starting: 04/03/2018 Location: Jewish Community Federation

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 ...