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March 2018
21March
Congregation Beth Jacob, 3778 Park Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94610 United States

East Bay iEngage Collaborative Lecture Series with Yehuda Kurtzer

East Bay iEngage Collaborative Lecture Series Israel’s Milestones and Their Meaning The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future This is part of a series with Rachel Korazim (Feb 6, 2018), Yehuda Kurtzer(March 21, 2018) and Donniel Hartman (April 24, 2018). This series is co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev and other community partners. Members can attend for free. More information and Registration Yehuda Kurtzer Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, the value of the Jewish past to the Jewish present, and questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life. Yehuda leads the efforts of the Institute across the North American Jewish communal landscape, and teaches widely in the Institute's many platforms for rabbis, lay leaders, Jewish professionals, and leaders of other faith communities. Yehuda received his doctorate in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and an MA in Religion from Brown University, and is an alumnus of both the Bronfman Youth and Wexner Graduate Fellowships. Previously Yehuda served as a member of the faculty and as the inaugural Chair of Jewish Communal Innovation at Brandeis University. He is the author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past, which offers new thinking to contemporary Jews on navigating the tensions between history and memory, and on how we can relate meaningfully to our past without returning to it. He lives in New York with his wife Stephanie Ives and their three children.

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April 2018
24April
Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford Street,
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States

“One State, Two State: Moral Red Lines” Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman

East Bay iEngage Collaborative Lecture Series Israel’s Milestones and Their Meaning The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future This is part of a series with Rachel Korazim (Feb 6, 2018), Yehuda Kurtzer(March 21, 2018) and Donniel Hartman (April 24, 2018). This series is co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev and other community partners. Members can attend for free. More information and Registration Beth El is thrilled to welcome Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, as part  the East Bay iEngage Collaborative Lecture Series.  Donniel Hartman will examine how the notion of a one state or two state solution creates moral red lines for many inside and outside the Jewish community.  He will use this notion as a jumping off point to examine how Jewish communities can interact when different moral redlines exist as well as help offer some ways to answer when and how one comes to define their moral redline. Further, he will challenge the status quo pushing for a Jewish community that takes seriously the ideas of others even when it pushes up against moral redlines. Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman President, Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute and author of the highly regarded 2016 book, Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself. Donniel is the founder of some of the most extensive education, training and enrichment programs for scholars, educators, rabbis, and religious and lay leaders in Israel and North America. He is a prominent essayist, blogger and lecturer on issues of Israeli politics, policy, Judaism, and the Jewish community. He has a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from Hebrew University, an M.A in political philosophy from New York University, an M.A. in religion from Temple University, and Rabbinic ordination from the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is the…

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