Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom

When:
November 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
2019-11-11T13:30:00-05:00
2019-11-11T13:45:00-05:00
Where:
Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
67-09 108th St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
USA
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $6 member / $10 non-member
Contact:
Peggy Kurtz
7182685011
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens | New York | United States

Rabbi Ariel Burger first met Wiesel at age fifteen; he became his student in his twenties and his teaching assistant in his thirties. In this profoundly thought-provoking book, Burger gives us a front-row seat to Wiesel’s remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom, and chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over the decades as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant to rabbi and, in time, teacher. He will also address the problem of Holocaust fatigue.

Ariel Burger is a writer, an artist, and an inspiring teacher and rabbi, whose work combines spirituality, creativity, and strategies for social change.

Suggested Donation: $6 member / $10 non-member. For registration and information, email pkurtz@commonpointqueens.org or call (718) 268-5011 ext. 151.

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