SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE SHABBATON WITH RABBI/DR. SHAI HELD
“God Is About Love – People Should Be, Too”
March 26, 27, & 28, 2020
We're excited to welcome Rabbi Shai Held to Congregation Beth El this spring. Dr. Shai Held is a theologian, scholar, and educator and one of the most in demand Jewish teachers of his generation. Rabbi Shai Held–theologian, scholar, and educator–is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Hadar, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. Previously, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakhah at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, he holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought, in biblical theology, and in the history of Zionism. Rabbi Held's first book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was published by Indiana University Press in 2013; The Heart of Torah, a collection of essays on the Torah in two volumes, was published by JPS in 2017.