Up Close and Personal: Meeting Abraham Joshua Heschel As Advocate for Justice

Up Close and Personal: Meeting Abraham Joshua Heschel As Advocate for Justice

Rabbi Sheldon Lewis was privileged to be a student of Heschel’s during the turbulent 60’s. In this two part series, he will share his memories of being an eye witness to his revered teacher. The class will also look closely at texts from which Heschel drew his inspiration to be the primary Jewish religious guide during the civil rights struggle and the protest against the war in Vietnam.

Sheldon Lewis is Rabbi Emeritus at Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto which he served for 33 years. Beforehand he served as a chaplain in the army in Vietnam. He is the author of Torah of Reconciliation and a children’s book Mini Adventures in Jerusalem with a sequel expected shortly. Married to Lorri, he is the father of 4 sons and grandfather of 9!