Upcoming Adult Education Classes
Starting February 9
On Jews, Arabs, the Cosmos and Zionism -
Four 20th Century Jewish Thinkers
With Rabbi David Shneyer
7:30 - 9:00 PM. 1719 Wilmart Street, Rockville
Suggested donation : $10 per class. $10 materials fee.
Pre-register by February 2. Admin@Am-Kolel.org
February 9 - A. D. Gordon. (d.1922) From Podolia to Degania. Central to Gordon's philosophy is the idea that the cosmos is a unity. This notion in which humankind and nature are one and all humans are organic parts of the cosmos is reflected throughout his thought, including political issues, the role of women in the modern world, and Jewish attitude to the Arabs. A founder of Labor Zionism, he believed the central test for the reborn Jewish nation would be the attitude of the Jews to the Arabs.
February 16 - Henrietta Szold. Born in Baltimore, the daughter of a rabbi, she was a co- founder of Ichud, an organization advocating a bi- national state in Palestine. A deeply admired leader, she was the founder of Hadassah. This month commemorates her 70th Yarhzeit.
February 23 - Rav Abraham Isaac Kook. Rav Kook (1865–1935) was one of the most influential—and controversial—rabbis of the twentieth century. A visionary writer and outstanding rabbinic leader, Kook was a philosopher, mystic, poet, jurist, communal leader, and veritable saint. The first chief rabbi of Jewish Palestine and the founding theologian of religious Zionism. His life and writings resonate with the defining tensions of Jewish life and thought.
March 2 - Martin Buber. (1878 -1965) Buber was the most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20 the century. A spiritual existentialist and Hebrew humanist, he promoted Jewish cultural renewal through his study of Hasidic Judaism. Buber rejected the idea of Zionism as just another national movement and wanted instead to see the creation of an exemplary society; a society which would not be characterized by Jewish domination of the Arabs. This June is his 50 yahrzeit.
March 9 - Martin Buber, Part II. A closer look at his vision for the Jewish People in the Land of Israel.
For more informtion, contact Cyndi Leitner at email@example.com
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