June 16, 2018 9:30 am
This Shabbat will feature a Rabbi’s Table, led by Rabbi Bob Saks, on the life and teachings of Martin Buber, whose yahrtzeit is on June 13. Buber was one of the most important and controversial Jewish thinkers of the last century. A pioneer in the study of Hasidism, he authored an influential translation of the Bible into German and spoke out on behalf of dialogue and compromise between Jews and Arabs in Israel during the tense years of the early 20th century. His concept of “I and Thous,” his approach to religious observance, and his views on Israel still challenge and inspire us. Shabbat morning services start at 9:30; Rabbi’s Table at 10:45; Kiddush follows at noon.