£4.00 – £20.00
Simon Eder in the Chair
We are delighted to introduce Ben Winton Fromson who, following a much applauded presentation at the new books of Louis Jacobs site launch at JW3, will be leading an important on-line session.
On Sunday 26th July at 5.30 – 7.00pm – ONLINE
Zoom Details will be sent to your booking email address shortly before the event.
Admission £8.00 per screen. Students £4.00
Does a Real God Really Matter?
Should Jews do theology? Why not just get on with life? Most Jews today think that arguments for the existence of God have nothing to do with them. We tend to either avoid the question, claim that Judaism is all deeds and no creeds, or redefine ‘God’ to be something an atheist can believe in. While always remaining respectful, Rabbi Louis Jacobs didn’t stand for any of this. In his spirit, this introductory session will explore whether seeking a real God still matters today.
Ben has studied at Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa, Pardes, Hadar and the Aquinas Institute of Ireland. He has a BA in philosophy from the University of Leeds, where he focused on how people with doubts about God can justify religious practice. As a qualified teacher, Ben has taught in a variety of settings, including teaching philosophy of religion to primary school-aged children. He has recently presented at Limmud UK on the relationship between imagination and prayer, and on the need for persuasive arguments for Jewish practice. Ben currently works in the field of mental health at Jami, a Jewish charity based in London.