The Prospect Heights Shul is a Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn


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The Prospect Heights Shul
A Modern Orthodox Shul in Brownstone Brooklyn

"Finding God in Isolation" - A Five- Part Series 

First Session: Thursday, November 19, 8:30-9:30 PM (Zoom link provided upon RSVP)
Featuring Rabbi Dr. Zohar Atkins

“We are ineradicably lonely because we are singular beings, created in the divine image. God is even lonelier than we are. But by accepting and affirming our original loneliness we transform it into something empowering and beautiful, connecting and liberating.” - Rabbi Dr. Zohar Atkins 

Loneliness. It is a profound human emotion, experienced by all over the course of life, and deeply felt by many during this time in history. But is loneliness inherently bad? 

Over the next five months, we will be attempting to explore this question, and inviting 5 luminaries to give their take on the connection between God and loneliness. Does loneliness or isolation have a purpose in our tradition? Is loneliness the opposite of spirituality or even the absence of spirituality? How do we think about returning to religious community after periods of isolation?  

Join PHS for a series designed to challenge you intellectually and nourish you emotionally. As we begin to see a light at the other side of this COVID-19 pandemic and explore our position of isolation and coming back together as a community, we will embark upon this illuminating path of discovery and delve into the multi-faceted emotion of loneliness. Every class will feature a major Rabbi, scholar, or writer on the theme of God and loneliness, a significant short text that you will study in depth, and a conversation with our Brooklyn community. 

Rabbi Dr. Zohar Atkins is the Founder of Etz Hasadeh and a Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He holds a DPhil in Theology from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and semikha from JTS. He is the author of An Ethical and Theological Appropriation of Heidegger’s Critique of Modernity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and Nineveh (Carcanet, 2019). He writes a weekly Torah commentary @ and a daily question @ whatiscalledthinking.substack.c


The Prospect Heights Shul is committed to engaging morally, intellectually, and emotionally with the challenges of our time and the world around us through a Jewish lens. For any questions about this or any of our other educational programming, please email