Sunday, January 25, 2015
At The J: 5801 W 115th Street, Overland Park
Hosted by the Jewish Community Center, and Friends
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Questions? (913) 327.8077
Click here to learn more about the People's State of the Union
Appropriate for 16+ years
On January 20, 2015, President Obama will report to Congress and the American people on the state of the union.
With due respect for the office, we don’t think that one person’s speech can possibly reflect the diversity of viewpoints that make our nation great,
In January, we the people across America will gather in story, poetry and art circles to express themselves about
• Moments when we felt true belonging—or the opposite—in this country or in our communities
• Experiences that taught us something new or important about the state of our union
• Times we stood together with people in our community.
Click here for additional details regarding this event, including information on being a volunteer facilitator or scribe.
Scholar in Residence Daniel C Matt - Watch for times and locations
Daniel Matt, one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah, has been featured in Time Magazine and has appeared on National Public Radio and the History Channel. He has published over a dozen books, including The Essential Kabbalah (translated into seven languages), Zohar: Annotated and Explained, and God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality.
Currently, Dr. Matt is nearing completion of his immense project of translating and annotating the Zohar, the masterpiece of Kabbalah. He is now composing the ninth volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition (Stanford University Press), which will complete the Zohar’s commentary on the Torah. For this work, Daniel has been honored with a National Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award. The Koret award called his translation “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”
For twenty years, Daniel served as professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and has also taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel lives in Berkeley with his wife Hana.
To enhance your experience with Dr. Matt, we recommend that you read The Essential Kabbalah and/ or God and the Big Bang.