Eli Schonfeld and Yochonon Goldman // Pass It On: The Transmission of Tradition in Literature and Law


Pass It On: The Transmission of Tradition in Literature and Law

The Center City Kehillah presents Learning in Pairs, a monthly community learning program. The Katz Center participates in March when Dr. Eli Schonfeld teams up with Rabbi Yochonon Goldman to discuss the modern crisis of tradition, through the surprising juxtaposition of Franz Kafka’s “Letter to His Father” and the biblical Hakhel event.

Time will be allotted for partnered study (all texts provided in English).

$10 suggested donation includes light kosher supper. Register at centercityjews.org or pay at the door.

Eli Schonfeld received his PhD in Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010, and has held post-doctoral fellowships at New York University and Hebrew University. He is the author of The Wonder of Subjectivity: A Reading of Levinas’ Philosophy (in Hebrew, 2007) and Moses Mendelssohn: An Inquiry into the birth of Modern Jewish Philosophy (in French, forthcoming in 2015); and his work has appeared in numerous edited volumes, collections, and journals. During his fellowship at the Katz Center, Schonfeld is working on a new project devoted to the concept and practice of consolation in Judaism.

Rabbi Yochonon Goldman has been the spiritual leader of Historic Congregation B’nai Abraham since January 2000, when he and his wife, Leah, were appointed as emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Philadelphia. Rabbi Goldman has been active in promoting Jewish learning throughout the community, offering a variety of adult education classes and serving as a volunteer chaplain for the Jewish inmates at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.


Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 PM
2100 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 

This program is part of our year-long series, Jews Beyond Reason: Celebrating Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews' Inner Lives. In partnership with local host institutions, our aim is to connect fellows and colleagues with non-academic audiences in a spirit of shared exploration and mutual engagement.

Event Location: 
Presented by the Center City Kehillah's Learning in Pairs at Jewish Federation, 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
$10 suggested donation includes light kosher supper. Register here or pay at the door.
Event Date and Time: 
March 09, 2016 7:00pm
Open to the public