Ariel Burger will be presenting on his book, Witness.
Elie Wiesel was a witness, historian, human rights activist and writer, but when asked about his life’s mission, he said “I am a teacher first.” Elie Wiesel was mentor, trusted friend and advisor to author Ariel Burger for nearly twenty-five years. This remarkable book gives readers a front row seat in Elie Wiesel’s classroom at Boston University, and allows us to benefit from his distinct teaching style. He created a classroom environment based on trust which encouraged students to question and voice their innermost thoughts in a safe space. In turn, Wiesel shared his faith, moral compass, insights and wisdom during an astonishing journey for both students and teacher for a period of four decades.
Ariel Burger is an author, lecturer, rabbi and teacher. His close relationship with Elie Wiesel had an enormous impact on his life. In his work, he honors Wiesel by striving to perpetuate and teach his mentor’s “methodology of wonder” to students and teachers alike, because this approach has the “potential to awaken students’ ethical and moral powers.”
Tickets will be sold at the door on Sunday November 24th at 2pm.
Location: Hamilton Jewish Federation or J Hamilton