A vibrant Reform congregation on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue has served as a catalyst for progressive Jewish thought, committed social action in the local community and beyond, and support for Israel for more than 115 years.
Sadly, the topic of antisemitism is even more relevant than it was a year ago. Join Cantor Bruce Ruben's two-session course to explore primary sources together and consider the historical context for the events we are living through today.
FEBRUARY 6 - History of Modern Antisemitism, with Cantor Bruce Ruben [bring your own lunch]
FEBRUARY 27- History of Modern Antisemitism, with Cantor Bruce Ruben [soup will be provided]
A notable musician with compositions published by G. Schirmer, Dr. Ruben was cantor at Temple Shaaray Tefila for 24 years, served at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, and is now fulfilling his cantorial duties at Sinai Temple in Massachusetts. As an educator, he has published articles on Jewish music and Reform Jewish history, taught adult and college classes on subjects ranging from Jewish history, liturgy, and music, to comparative religion and mysticism, and was director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. Dr. Ruben teaches Jewish history at Hunter and b’nai mitzvah students at Central Synagogue.
Date & Time
Feb 6 - 27, 2024