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Reb Zalman and the Quest for Spiritual Renewal

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


with Rabbi Or Rose, Director of the Center for Global Judaism

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Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., October 22, 29, November 5, 19, 26

Cost: $125 (members)/$175 (non-members)

Chochmat Lev: History; Bible, Rabbinics, and Philosophy; Spirituality

Explore the life and work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2015), founder of the Jewish Renewal movement and a pioneer in North American interreligious dialogue. Together, we will read a variety of Reb Zalman’s writings on Jewish thought and practice, as well as on the need for authentic engagement across lines of difference. In these five sessions, we will examine some of the intellectual and spiritual resources-including Hasidic, Sufi, and American counter-cultural-upon which this iconoclastic seeker and teacher drew when developing his unique religious vision. 

A leading writer and social activist, Or Rose is the founding director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership which promotes religious and cultural literacy, dialogue, and joint action for the common good. He was founding director of the former Center for Global Judaism, which provides educational programming and resources on issues of contemporary Jewish spirituality, Israel-Diaspora relations, religious pluralism and environmental responsibility. Rose serves as co-director of the Center for Interreligious and Community Leadership Education, a joint venture of Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School. Prior to taking this position, Rose was associate dean and director of informal education at the Rabbinical School, where he still teaches. He is co-editor of “Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections” (Jewish Lights, 2010) and “My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth and Transformation (Orbis, 2012).


October 22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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