Adult Ed Classes - Mini Series

Date: Thu March 16, 2017Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:  Alayne Meilman Chapel
Contact: Lynne Ecker Email: VPadulteducation@g-h-c.org

The Three Sides of Elie Wiesel

 

 

Elie Wiesel was the moral voice of a generation who's impact will be felt for many generations to come.  He gave language to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust and generated a record that will continue to testify to the atrocities waged against us and so many.  Using the Holocaust as an example he explained that where ever there is suffering the Jews feels the pain. Through his writing , activism and public works he became a spokesman for humanitarian crises the world over.  The loss of his life leaves a gap in all of our lives.

In this mini-series Rabbi Stein will introduce us to the various aspects of this magnificent man as we read excerpts from his writings together and show that he was more than just a historian of a single horrific event.  He was a scholar, a poet and a novelist.

                               

Session Two - Sages and Dreamers:   In this book Elie Wiesel shows us his incredible scholarship.  By accessing rabbinic teachings on Biblical characters,  he is paints a full throated description of people not just models.  Through this work he digs into the humanity that is taught in the people of our rich tradition.