with Rabbi Lee Friedlander and Harriet Feiner
January 8, 15, 22, and 29, 7-8:30pm Eastern
The thought of Mordecai Kaplan through the eyes of his son-in-law and creative interpreter, Rabbi Ira Eisenstein, whose two volumes Creative Judaism and What We Mean by Religion provide shorter more succinct renderings of Kaplan’s classics Judaism as a Civilization and The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion.
No charge but class is limited to the first 25 registering.
Rabbi Lee Friedlander has been the Rabbi at the Reconstructionist Synagogue, the congregation Ira Eisenstein founded, for nearly three decades. Harriet Feiner was a confirmation student studying with Ira in high school and a lifelong friend. It is often said of Eisenstein that his writings present Kaplan’s thought with the virtue of being simpler than the Kaplan originals without being simplistic. His two volumes, Creative Judaism and What We Mean by Religion, provide shorter and more succinct renderings of Kaplan’s classics Judaism as a Civilization and The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion. Like the Kaplan originals, they aim to present the complete philosophy of Reconstructionism and to provide a functional guide to celebrating Jewish holidays. These two volumes are the “texts” for the course. The links are below.