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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)

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 (Santa Rosa)
Dec 06 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 07 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 20 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 21 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)
Feb 14 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 15 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 21 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 22 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
  Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)
May 02 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 03 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 09 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Wed Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 10 2018 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Shomrei Torah Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Courses

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Santa Rosa)

PC650A-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 12/06/2017 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

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 (Santa Rosa)

PC650B-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 02/14/2018 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

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 (Santa Rosa)

PC650C-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 05/02/2018 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

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 ...