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Philosophy Circle: Origins of Modern Thought - East Bay
Who are the “modern” thinkers that have informed and influenced how many Jews, worldwide, think today? We will reveal the thinkers and ideas influencing Jewish racial identity, the emerging Jewish State, post-Holocaust theology, feminism, new forms of worship, neo-Hasidism, and Judaism for the 21st century. We will engage with texts by Ha Levi and Maimonides, Buber and Heschel, Rachel Adler and Judith Plaskow, Kook and Jabotinsky, Ben-Gurion and David Hartman, Benay Lappe and Irving (Yitz) Greenberg and others. We will read and discuss together to better know ourselves in our own time.
Students will be provided with a reader of texts and sources at the first session.
Wednesdays, October 17, November 14, December 12, January 23, February 20, March 27, April 17, May 15, May 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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|Oct 17||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
|Nov 14||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
|Dec 12||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
|Jan 23||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
|Feb 20||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
|Mar 27||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
|Apr 17||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
|May 15||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||JCCEB||Yosef Rosen|
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Yosef Rosen is an historian and teacher of Jewish creativity. His classes weave together the imaginative and social dimensions of Jewish creative genres—Kabbalah, Talmud, philosophy, and poetry—and invite students to discover their own genres of intellectual creativity. He is currently a Jewish Studies teacher at JCHS of the Bay. He has a PhD in Jewish Studies from UC Berkeley, where he completed a dissertation on representations of spiritual community in the Zohar. Before moving to the Bay seven years ago, Yosef spent many years in traditional and innovative yeshivot in both Israel and America. In his spare time he wanders the woodlands of Northern California and celebrates the hillsides of the Bay on his bike.