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A Portrait of Jewish Life in Berlin
Thu January 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm CET
Although associated today mainly with the Holocaust, both before and after the War, Berlin has been a center for Jewish creativity. Philosopher Moses Mendelssohn arrived in Berlin in 1743, and urged Jews to integrate into secular society. By the end of the century Berlin had become the center of the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment). In 1845 Reform in Judaism was founded here, and the Weimar years (1919-1933) were the golden age of Berlin Jewry. Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the city has returned to being a global center for Jewish artists, creatives, and others, who in turn have developed new communities and forms of Jewish life and thought.
With your contribution you will also be donating to SHIUR, an international Berlin based project that brings together, both in real life and digitally, a diverse group of academics, diplomats, artists, scientists, professionals, students and others to explore culture, theory, Jewish spirituality and other content through a critical lens.
Micki Weinberg was born in Los Angeles and lives in Germany. He is the founder of SHIUR, a Berlin based international project and community innovating text based discourse and other Jewish traditions for the 21st century.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004, he left the US to pursue graduate studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he focused on intertextuality in ancient Jewish literature. He also studied Talmud at the Mir Yeshiva. Micki worked at Goldman Sachs from 2007-2010 in London and Switzerland. Since quitting in 2010, Micki has dedicated himself to making amends for his soul selling time in the banking world through his work with SHIUR as well as art film, theater, and critical essay writing.