Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story

Date: Apr 04, 2022

Sponsor: Public Lectures and Events

Location: JTS

Category: Public Lectures & Events


Part of JTS’s Opening Season

Monday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
In Person at JTS

Join us for an inspiring new film about the great theologian and JTS professor Abraham Joshua Heschel, followed by a discussion with director Martin Doblmeier, Dr. Susannah Heschel, and Dr. Claire Sufrin.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most remarkable figures of the American 20th Century. He was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr and the Civil Rights Movement, a leading critic of the Vietnam War, a champion for Soviet Jews, and a pioneer in the work of interfaith dialogue.

This film combines archival photographs and rarely seen footage, as well as interviews with Civil Rights leaders Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Young, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Taylor Branch, public theologian Cornel West, JTS Chancellor Emeritus Arnold Eisen, Susannah Heschel, and others.

Martin Doblmeier’s inspiring new documentary is a long-overdue homage to one of the great spiritual teachers and activists of the 20th century.  
Harold Kasimow, George A. Drake Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Grinnell College


All attendees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. You will receive a link to submit your proof of vaccination in your confirmation email after you register. Proof of vaccination should be submitted immediately after you register to ensure that you will be allowed entry into the building. (Current JTS students, faculty, and staff do not need to resubmit proof of vaccination.) All attendees must wear masks at all times inside JTS, except when eating or drinking.

About Opening Season

Join us this spring to experience the very best of JTS. We’re celebrating our new campus with a season of events exploring the intellectual, artistic, and religious breadth of Jewish life. We’re looking to the future, with bold conversations that bring Jewish thought into dialogue with the issues challenging our world.