The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents When the Jewish Mind & Thought Opened to the World, The Haskalah/The Enlightenment: Does it Still Have a Voice? This is a talk by Rabbi Brooks R. Susman, on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. Admission is $8 members, $10 non-members.
For centuries the Jews were ostracized from the communities of the world. And then came the Enlightenment, the Haskalah, when the physical, traditional, and religious gates were opened for Jews to enter the general society...as Jews. Explore not only the history and relevance, but what pluralism and intellectualism mean to the Jewish community in the 21st century.
Now retired, Rabbi Susman is the Founding Rabbi of Congregation Kol Am (Freehold). Rabbi Susman is a Community Chaplain and a volunteer on the Freehold Township Human Relations Council. He is also an adjunct professor at Brookdale Community College.
Funding has been made possible in part by an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/events. Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.