February/March: Rabbi Heschel & Reverend King
February 21-March 14, 2021—Sundays @ 5 p.m. ET
This brief course will look at the unique partnership between the American Jewish and black Christian communities during the mid-20th century civil rights movement, through the lens of the extraordinary friendship between a Polish Holocaust survivor (Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel) and a black preacher from Georgia (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.). Together we will reflect on what has and has not changed since the 1960s and consider whether we have an enduring obligation towards mutuality with the black community today.
Meet Your Instructor
Monique Brumbach is the Executive Director of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. She came to this role after a decade of work as a human rights litigator, an advocate for asylum seekers, and a lobbyist for policies to promote peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She earned a JD from American University Washington College of Law and is a member of the DC Bar. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two sons.