The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment) will host scholar and teacher David Solomon for two lectures, “The Whole of Jewish History in One Hour” and “The Last 1,000 Years of Jewish Philosophy,” on Thursday, June 19 at the JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield.
David Solomon is scholar-in-residence at Neshama Life, a Sydney, Australia-based organization dedicated to personal and spiritual development. Solomon, who teaches Jewish history, philosophy and Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), also is preparing the first-ever translation of Tikunei HaZohar, a central kabbalistic text that is more than 500 years old.
At 10 a.m. on June 19, Solomon will discuss “The Last 1,000 Years of Jewish Philosophy” at a brunch and learn. Solomon’s lecture will bring to life Jewish history’s greatest thinkers, including Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Moses Mendelsohn and Martin Buber, whose ideas have shaped not only Jewish thought but the entire world.
At 7:30 p.m. that same day Solomon will lead an engaging presentation, complete with 360-degree charts that span an entire room, on “The Whole of Jewish History in One Hour.” In his talk, Solomon literally maps out Jewish history, providing a framework that is accessible to all and covering in one continuous narrative everything from the origins of the Jewish people to the present day.
Preregistration for this event is required by Monday, June 16, to (248) 432-5692. The cost is $15 for the brunch and learn, $10 for evening lecture only and $20 for both presentations.