Community Shabbaton with author Ariel Burger
Congregation Shir Chadash, Temple Beth-El, and Vassar Temple warmly invite you to the Community Shabbaton held on March 27, 28 & 29, 2020. Ariel Burger’s memoir, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom, offers intimate moments and teachings from Elie Wiesel’s life and teachings. Rabbi Burger shared a personal relationship with Wiesel, as both teaching assistant and friend. Wiesel, the universally revered Nobel Lauriat, author, human rights activist, and Holocaust survivor saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. This recollection includes Wiesel’s lessons regarding acting against indifference, the urgency of memory, individual responsibility, humility, and turning the experience of suffering into a commitment to humanitarianism. At a time when antisemitism has reached unprecedented levels and the language of hate and division dominate, the principles of Elie Wiesel can uplift and inspire. Through his writings and speaking engagements, Burger is keeping Wiesel’s messages alive and relevant to the challenges we face today.
The Legacy of Eli Wiesel 3/27 at Vassar Temple 7:30pm Friday Night Services and Talk
Eli Wiesel’s Challenge for Today 3/28 at Temple Beth-El 9:30am Saturday Morning Services and 12:15pm Lunch Discussion
Activist as Educator: Personal Glimpses of Eli Wiesel 3/29 at Congregation Shir Chadash 1:00pm Lunch Program
This community program is sponsored through the Irving and Gloria Schlossberg Family Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County, The Harding Club, DCIC, and generous private donors. The community is invited to learn, worship, and socialize at any of the events. Please Click to RSVP.