Abraham Joshua Heschel: Spirituality & Social Justice

Abraham Joshua Heschel: Spirituality & Social Justice

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor:
Rabbi Or Rose  (Read Bio)
Dates: 5 Thursdays, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 & 5/18
Time: 7-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $190, generous financial aid is available
Location: Hebrew College in person with Zoom option (hybrid!)
Hosted by: Hebrew College

While the name Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) is well-known today and many people quote or paraphrase snippets from his writings, the legacy of this unique twentieth-century religious figure invites further exploration. How did Heschel, originally from Poland, arrive in the United States? How did he seek to present the teachings of Eastern European Hasidism (on which he was raised) to a North American audience after the Holocaust? What were the circumstances that led this rabbi and scholar to engage in the Civil Rights Movement, the Second Vatican Council, and efforts to end American involvement in the war in Vietnam? What might we learn about the interconnected realms of spirituality and social justice from Heschel’s life and work, 50 years after his passing?

Hebrew College Me’ah Select courses offer in-depth academically oriented adult learning experiences led by outstanding faculty.