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The Life and Legacy of Elie Wiesel: A Student’s Perspective

February 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Elie Wiesel, who passed away July 2, 2016, was a Holocaust witness, human rights activist, author, and confidant of presidents and prime ministers. He was also a teacher, who mentored thousands of students to become rabbis, scholars, and activists in their own rights. One of his closest students, Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, author of Witness: lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November, 2018), will share his perspective on Wiesel’s impact, through personal stories and larger reflections.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burgeris a writer, artist, teacher, and rabbi whose work combines spirituality, creativity, and strategies for social change. A lifelong student of Elie Wiesel, he spent years studying the great wisdom traditions, and now applies those teachings to urgent contemporary questions. When Ariel’s not learning or teaching, he is creating music, art, and poetry. He lives outside of Boston with his family.


February 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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