7 August 2018
Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon led the first step in a new and unique programme from Leo Baeck College.
The College’s adult learning programme, the Lehrhaus, has proved hugely popular over the last few years and has now gone ‘on the road’… with Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in Wanstead, East London, the first host community.
Mark (pictured) taught a five week course on The Great Commentators, the ‘Medieval’ rabbis whose written commentaries on the Hebrew Bible are still studied and debated today.
Tony Leach, of Sukkat Shalom, and whose invitation to the College inspired ‘Lehrhaus on the Road’, said: “Rabbi Mark took us on a fascinating and enjoyable journey from Al Andalus, Muslim Spain, where we met the discoverers, or re-discoverers, of Hebrew grammar, and from there to the Rabbinic Bible and a few verses of Berashit (Genesis) 28:11-22, the suggiyah of Jacob and his dream of a ladder to heaven with angels ascending and descending”.
Wanstead was the first stop for ‘Lehrhaus on the Road’, but the road continues. To find out more, including how your community can get involved, please visit www.lbc.ac.uk.
To date, Leo Baeck College has ordained more than one hundred and eighty rabbis and graduated over ninety educators serving in Progressive communities worldwide. Alumni provide the leadership and learning across the Progressive Jewish world in the United Kingdom, Europe, Former Soviet Union, United States, Australia, South Africa, Israel and beyond.
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