Join us on Saturday, June 4 at 10:00pm on Zoom for our Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Journey Through Jewish Theology.
In this study session, we will look at the strikingly different approaches to God held by two of the greatest Jewish theologians
of the 20th Century: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan. Both have had a profound influence on generations of rabbis and Jews since the two were colleagues on the faculty of The Jewish Theological Seminary. We will explore the ways they each sought to redefine belief in God, in order to make Judaism vital and relevant for contemporary American Jews.
Dr. Steve Chervin has over 40 years of experience as a Jewish educator, having served in a Jewish federation and a central agency for Jewish education; as director of a day school and a synagogue religious school; an Israel trip director, Hillel director, youth group director, university faculty, and a teacher of adult Jewish education for more than 20 years. He currently directs the Docent Training program at The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, teaches at Gratz College, and will be serving on the Board of the JCRC of Southern New Jersey, in the fall. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University; a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University; and a Doctorate in Education from Stanford University, while also spending a year as a Senior Educator at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.