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Saturday, February 13


Heschel’s Spiritual Humanism: Jewish Education for the 21st Century
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.

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Peter Geffen

Founder and Executive Director, KIVUNIM
Peter Geffen is a founder of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC, former Director of the Israel Experience Program for the CRB Foundation and an Israel education specialist. His career as a social activist started as a civil rights worker for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. He has... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, February 14


Interpreting Biblical Images on Money
Images from the Bible were been put on coins and paper money as early as 110 BCE. This talk will identify where these images are mentioned in the Bible and when and why these images have appeared on money throughout history. The presenter will discuss and display money issued by the Maccabees, the Jewish defenders of the 2nd Temple, Bar Kochba, the British Mandate for Palestine, the Nazis, and the Modern State of Israel.  

avatar for Robert Messing

Robert Messing

Robert Messing graduated from Clark University with a BA in Philosophy and has MBAs from NYU and CUNY. Professionally, Bob spent fifty years in the computer automation industry. Bob has gone on numerous archeological digs in Israel where he found ancient coins, mosaics and Roman glass... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
High Ridge