Rabbi Michael Marmur will be our guest and our study will focus on the Work of Abraham Joshua Heschel. Read about Rabbi Marmur below.
Reservations required for Friday night dinner and Saturday light supper. Special programming for children on Shabbat afternoon requires advance sign-up.
6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service
7:15 p.m. Shabbat dinner. Reservations required ($25 each adult, $15 pre-b’nai mitzvah children)
8:15 p.m In Search of Heschel: In this session we will have a chance to encounter various aspects of the life and work of Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972). He is held up as a model for theologians, spiritual seekers, philosophers, social activists, and many others. With Rabbi Marmur, we will explore this complex and highly influential figure.
9:45 a.m. Shabbat morning service: Rabbi Marmur delivers the D'var Torah: Heschel and Metzora - Facing Up to Blemishes. In this week's portion we read of the connection between the external and the internal. Rabbi Marmur will consider how such questions play out in the life and work of Abraham Joshua Heschel.
11:30 a.m. Special Heschel-inspired Junior Congregation with Cantor Marcey Wagner and Junior Congregation leaders
1:30 p.m. Acharei Kiddush: Heschel on Prayer
After kiddush, we will look at some of Heschel's insights on the nature of prayer. How did this heir to the Hasidic movement understand the essence of prayer? How do his insights resonate for us?
Young People's Program: Shabbat Hike & Make Your Own Sundaes with Cantor Marcey Wagner. For ages 4 - 12. (Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE for this program.)
6:15 p.m. Seudah Shlisheet (third Shabbat meal, light supper). Reservations required ($12.50 each adult, $10 pre-b’nai mitzvah children, no cost but RESERVATION PLEASE for teens)
6:45 p.m. From Warsaw to Selma, Alabama
In this session we will look at the journey of Heschel’s life —how a boy who began his life in Warsaw in an Ultra-Orthodox environment went on to march for social change in the Southern US in the 1960s, counsel President John F. Kennedy, negotiate with a pope, and protest the Vietnam War.
8:00 p.m. Havdalah
Rabbi Michael Marmur is a lively and engaging speaker and teacher – endearingly humorous and deeply scholarly. He serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Rabbi Marmur’s doctoral dissertation at Hebrew University studied Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s use of rabbinic and other textual sources. Rabbi Marmur has taught extensively in North America, Israel and Europe.
Rabbi Marmur has lived in Israel since 1984, and is a graduate of HUC-JIR's Israeli Rabbinic Program. For six years he served as Rabbi of the Ohel Avraham Congregation and teacher at the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa. He then returned to HUC-Jerusalem to become Dean of the Jerusalem School, a position he held for twelve years until his appointment as Vice President. He is married to Sarah Bernstein and has three children – Miriam, Nadav and Gaby.
To make a reservation: use the link below to register and pay online or download a reservation form attached below and mail it to the office.
Deadline is April 4