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Saturday, February 13 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Heschel’s Spiritual Humanism: Jewish Education for the 21st Century

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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel left us a legacy of words and actions that remain
unique and unparalleled in our times.  This session will share aspects of his 
biography, a critical collection of his philosophy and excerpts from one of only two 
recorded video interviews with Heschel himself.  Developed by the presenter as a 
philosophical approach to Jewish education, the session will open a door to a highly 
humanistic and spiritually sensitive approach to the creation of educational settings 
so often missing from our contemporary schools.

Made possible by funds from The Covenant Foundation.

Presenters
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Peter Geffen

Founder and Executive Director, KIVUNIM
Peter A. Geffen is Founder and Executive Director of KIVUNIM—The Institute World Jewish Studies and Founder of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC. From 2003-05, he served as the Executive Director of The Center for Jewish History, the largest archive of Diaspora Jewish life in the world. He created and served as principal of the Park Avenue Synagogue High School in NYC from 1967-1985. In the 1960’s he served as a civil rights worker for... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Cove

Attendees (35)