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Legacy, Leadership & Scholarship

Sunday, June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We are excited to invite you to an engaging conversation with Professor Susannah Heschel, the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. As a leading scholar, Professor Heschel’s work spans Jewish and Protestant thought during the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on areas such as the history of biblical scholarship, Jewish scholarship on Islam, and anti-Semitism. Her notable publications, which include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany, have garnered national awards and widespread acclaim. A forthcoming book, The Woman Question in Jewish Studies, co-written with Sarah Imhoff, is eagerly anticipated. Professor Heschel has held prestigious fellowships worldwide, received numerous honors including the Mendelssohn Prize and five honorary doctorates, and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow. This conversation promises deep insights into Prof. Heschel’s impressive career and her profound impact on Jewish studies. 

Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz, a spiritual leader and scholar specializing in topics of spirituality and Judaism, teaches, writes and speaks to a wide range of audiences. He served as the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel in Tustin, California, for over three decades and served as member of the Rabbinical Assembly Committee on Law and Standards for twenty years. Rabbi Spitz is author of Duets on Psalms: Drawing New Meaning from Ancient Words, co-authored with Rabbi Jack Riemer, Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World; Does the Soul Survive? A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives & Living with Purpose and Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom and Guided Meditations to Strengthen and Calm Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit (all Jewish Lights) and many articles dealing with spirituality and Jewish law. Rabbi Spitz spent the past 17 months teaching the Psalms with half-hour presentations for each Psalm (recently completing all 150 Psalms!).  To enjoy all or some of the 150 Psalm sessions, visit this LINK.



CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Beth Israel Congregation (Waterville, ME), Center for Small Town Judaism (Waterville, ME), Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Elkins Park, PA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Hull, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Temple Judea of Laguna Woods, CA, Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA).


Sunday, June 30
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Diego, CA United States


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