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Kent State to host Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic ConferencePosted Aug. 29, 2014
The keynote speech “Heschel’s Spiritual Humanism: Jewish Education for the 21st Century” will be presented by Peter Geffen on Sept. 14. Geffen is the founder of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City and a recipient of the Covenant Award. The keynote will place Heschel's key understandings of the human condition within a developmental framework offering a vision and challenge to much of contemporary Jewish education in particular and American education in general. The talk will include biographical review and lesser known anecdotes garnered from years of work and friendship with both Heschel family members and former students.
The keynote speech and dinner is open to the public, but reservations are required. To register, call Chaya Kessler at 330-672-8926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) is a broad and interdisciplinary non-profit organization. It brings together scholars of Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds in a synergistic effort to generate energy, talent, ideas and resources.