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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)

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 (Marin)
Oct 16 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Oct 23 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Oct 30 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Nov 06 2017 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)
Jan 22 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 29 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 05 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 12 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)
Apr 30 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 07 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 14 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jun 04 2018 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Mon OMJCC Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Courses

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Marin)

PC650A-OMJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/16/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

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 (Marin)

PC650B-OMJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 01/22/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

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 (Marin)

PC650C-OMJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 04/30/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

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 ...