The Hebrew College-Congregation Mishkan Tefila Learning Series is back with winter offerings, including the upcoming Jewish Spirituality Series with an opportunity to study with three Hebrew College faculty members. Join Rabbis Arthur Green, Nehemia Polen and Ariel Mayse in February as they examine loving and learning from Hasidism while choosing to live outside the world of the contemporary Hasidic community. Decide which of the many riches of Hasidic teachings might usefully be applied today as we re-tool and universalize Hasidism. Examine a Judaism that is spiritually alive. Attend one, two or all three programs.
Hebrew College’s Rabbi Ebn Leader (top right) will be delivering an introduction to the series at Mishkan Tefila on Jan. 29 from 9:30-10:15 at their Adult Learning Summit.
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February 5: Rabbi Nehemia Polen
Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew College
“Uncovering the Spirit Within: The Life and Teaching of Rabbi Kalonymos Shapiro, the Piaseczner Rebbe.”
Rabbi Polen is a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought. He will provide insights set forth in greater detail in his book, “The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymos Kalman Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto.”
February 12: Rabbi Arthur Green
Rector of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College
“Judaism and the Inner Life of Prayer”
Rabbi Green is a leading independent figure in the Jewish renewal movement and the author or editor of more than a dozen books including his most recent book entitled “Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from Around the Maggid’s Table.”
February 19: Rabbi Ariel Mayse
Director of Jewish Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew College
“Neo-Hasidism and Halakhah”
Rabbi Mayse’s body of work in Jewish mysticism includes “From the Depth of the Well: An Anthology of Jewish Mysticism.”
Sundays, February 5, 12, 19
Congregation Mishkan Tefila
384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
10:30-11:45 am | Open to the public | Register
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