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Spring 2021 with Lehrhaus @ Leo Baeck College

Leo Baeck College, the Home of Adult Jewish Learning, trains rabbis and educators equipped for the 21st century. It is where the leaders of Progressive Judaism are nurtured, and where the heart of Progressive Jewish thought is developed.

In addition to the academic programmes, the College offers adults the opportunity to study with a world-renowned faculty and specialist teachers on a range of subjects as part of the Lehrhaus, the adult Jewish learning programme following in the footsteps of the Frankfurt Lehrhaus established in 1920 by Franz Rosenzweig.

Any surplus generated from Lehrhaus activities is re-invested to enable the College to develop the programme. Concessions may be considered to avoid exclusion on account of affordability.

The spring calendar includes three programmes that are taking place in April and May 2021. You can find more information about each one here, but we’ve included a short summary of each.

Please contact Jarek at to register or for further information.

Intermarriage in the Rabbinic Imagination

First in a series on intermarriage in the rabbinic literature, these masterclasses will explore a fascinating series of rabbinic halakhic (legal) and aggadic (narrative) texts on intermarriage, which was an extremely complex problem for the sages of antiquity. Texts will be provided in original and in translation. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced.

The Jewish God: Who, What and Where?

Although Jewish scriptures and liturgy are full of God-talk, the nature and personhood of the Jewish God is surprisingly little discussed by Jews compared to, say, Jewish history, law, politics, and culture.

Assuming no prior study of theology (or belief!), this course, taught by a Jewish theologian, will use art and photography, as well as some key texts, to explore different, and sometimes controversial, aspects of the Jewish theological imagination.

The Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas

Book early as spaces are limited!

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days after the class.

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