“Old Boys” at the New Lehrhaus: The Rosenzweig-Buber-Scholem Debate transported to 2023

Thursday, June 1st 2023, 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

In partnership with New Lehrhaus and YIVO in New York

What if Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem were transported to 2023 Berkeley and asked to teach at New Lehrhaus? How would the passing of over a century since they established and taught at Lehrhaus Judaica in Frankfurt in 1920 change their debates about God and the Commandments, Zionism and Messianism, and Adult Jewish Learning? Three distinguished New Lehrhaus teachers—Professors David Biale, Naomi Seidman, and Sam Shonkoff—will enact an imaginary debate, followed by schmoozing and refreshments a la 1920 Frankfurt.

This event is free for GTU students, faculty, and staff. Just bring your ID.

Register here.