|Adult Education at Emanuel|
|History of the Hassids with Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern,Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University.
3 Sessions at Emanuel: February 11, February 25 and March 4, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm at Emanuel Free for Emanuel members; $36 for non-members.
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When several Jewish religious enthusiasts who called themselves Hasidim emerged in Eastern Poland in the mid-18th century, Jews considered them elitist, mystics and pietists. By the late 1790s, however, Hasidism as a movement of religious enthusiasm spread across East Europe establishing itself in what today is Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, and Romania. Explore how and why an elitist group moved from the periphery to the very center of Jewish religious life and how the spiritual and social message of the movement shaped Eastern European Jews. All readings in English.
Established in 1880 by fourteen German and Czech families, Emanuel Congregation is a Reform Jewish Congregation of 400 families, dedicated to learning and celebrating our heritage through worship services, classes, and life-cycle events. Emanuel members value education with 200 students in our religious school and many opportunities for adult education. We offer a welcoming atmosphere, a diverse membership and a warm and caring community.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a wonderful appearance by Rabbi Schaalman, who recently spoke to a group of Federation staff: www.juf.org/interactive/default.aspx?id=420656