(1907–1972) Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher. Deported by the Nazis in 1938, he made his way to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where he taught until his death. He worked to revive mystical, prophetic, and active dimensions of Jewish piety and practice, stressing experience and lively personal response in spirituality. He was a leader in American civil rights and anti–Vietnam War activism. (December 23)
Abraham Joshua Heschel
The Dancing Saints Icons project at Saint Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, San Francisco is a multi-year installation project supported by All Saints Company, the congregation of Saint Gregory Nyssen Church and many donors and benefactors. The iconographer is Mark Dukes.