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Philosophy Circle: Origins of Modern Thought - San Francisco

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.

For more information, contact abra@lehrhaus.org

Schedule

# Sessions
9
Date & time

Mondays, October 22, November 19, December 17, January 28, February 25, March 18, April 15, May 6, May 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuition
$270 (100%)
$225 (80%)
$180 (60%)

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Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 22 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Nov 19 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 17 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 28 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 25 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 18 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Apr 15 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 06 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 20 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Mon Sherith Israel Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Location

Congregation Sherith Israel

2266 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415-346-1720

Instructors

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Chief Program Officer and a Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art. From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle, and adjunct faculty for the JFCS Holocaust Center.