Poet David Katz will lead us as we take a deep dive, and maybe a fresh look, at Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish,” his 1957 landmark poem. Known best for his Buddhism, his leadership of the Beat Movement, and his leftist/counter-cultural politics, Ginsberg’s relation to Judaism, while definitely apparent in his work, is hazier. At least one commentator suggests that his poetry represents a new kind of Judaism. Perhaps our reading of this poem, a kind of Kaddish for his mother among many other things, will tell us something about the American Judaism of this great poet’s times–and ours. You can read the poem here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49313/kaddish
The Tish will take place in the SAJ social hall and on Zoom.
(Zoom ID: 964-139-778)
The Tish program is learning facilitated by lay leaders. Click Here for 2021-22 SAJ Tish Calendar .
If you want to schedule a Tish for the 2021-22 season please reach out to Dan Woods and Shel Schiffman. (firstname.lastname@example.org)