Weekend Study Retreats Archive

Labor Day 2008 Study Retreat
The Dr. Harvey H. Ammerman Memorial Study Retreat

Sunday, August 31 – Monday, September 1, 2008
Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD

Martin Buber and the Post-Holocaust Renewal of Faith

  • The Encounter with God
  • Wrestling with Biblical Beliefs
  • Discovering Hasidism’s Attraction
  • A Critical Appraisal of His Impact on Today’s Judaism - at the 130th Anniversary of His Birth

Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman, DHL, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Jewish Studies, Rabbi Emeritus of Washington Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi Haberman is the Founding Chairman of the Foundation for Jewish Studies and Rabbi Emeritus of the Washington Hebrew Congregation which elected him as its Sr. Rabbi in 1969. A native of Vienna, he was a student at Vienna’s University and rabbinical seminary when the Nazis occupied Austria in 1938. He fled to the U.S. to continue studies at the University of Cincinnati and the Hebrew Union College where he was ordained and earned the degree of DHL (doctor of Hebrew Letters) in modern Jewish philosophy.

He has taught as adjunct professor at Georgetown University, American U., George Washington U, the Wesley Theological Seminary and the Catholic Theological Union. A leader in inter-religious relations with Christians and Muslims, he preached at the White House and represented the Jewish faith in the Memorial Service at the National Cathedral in Washington after September 11, 2001.

He is the author of

  • PHILOSOPHER OF REVELATION: The Life and Thought of S.L.Steinheim
  • THE GOD I BELIEVE IN: Conversations about Judaism with 14 prominent Jewish Intellectuals
  • HEALING PSALMS: The dialogues with God that Help you Cope with Life

He contributed several articles on Jewish philosophy to the new Encyclopaedia Judaica (2007) aside from many essays for scholarly publications.