“Religious Authority and Individualism: can they co-exist?”
Keynote Speaker – Rabbi Jeremy Rosen
Chaired by Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Monday, 11th July 2016, 7.45pm, JW3 at the main hall, Finchley Road, NW3 (preceded by mincha at 7.15)
Jeremy Rosen, a graduate of Cambridge University and alumnus of the Mir Yeshivah in Jerusalem, occupied orthodox pulpits in Glasgow and London and was Principal of Carmel College from 1971 to 1984. From 1992 to 2007, He was Professor and Chairman of the Faculty for Comparative Religion in Wilrijk, Belgium. Inspired by his father Kopul Rosen, he has always been an outspoken and controversial figure, even now in his retirement to New York where he is the rabbi of a small Persian congregation.
In 1963 he was on the executive of the IUJF, which invited Rabbi Louis Jacobs to become its president in protest against the attempts to silence his controversial views. He has always expressed regret at the way Rabbi Jacobs was excluded from the orthodox community. Author of several books (including Exploding Myths Jews Believe, Can We Talk about Religion and Kopul Rosen), Rabbi Rosen is also well known in several countries for his candid and well considered weekly email blogs.
Brunch and Intimate Interview
Sunday, 10th July 2016. Brunch 11.30 to 2.00 at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Central Square Minyan Hall
“Anglo Jewry: Past and Future?”
Rabbi Jeremy Rosen
This more informal gathering will give Rabbi Rosen the opportunity to talk about his father Rabbi Dr. Kopul Rosen, Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs, and what might have been.
This will be an event generously sponsored by a supporter of the Friends of Louis Jacobs. Accordingly there will be no charge for admission– Advanced booking required.
An appeal will be made for funding for the continuation of the work of the Friends of Louis Jacobs.
Sunday, 10th July 2016, 2.45 to 4.15 also at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Central Square Hall
Intimate Interview – Rabbi Jeremy Rosen in conversation with Rabbi Naftali Brawer
Rabbi Rosen writes a widely read and respected weekly blog. It is often courageous, outspoken and always thought-provoking, covering important and yet often neglected subjects. Brunch participants are invited to stay but this is a separate event and all are welcome whether or not they were at the earlier session.