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Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer: “The Roots and the Future of a Great Divide: Israel and the Diaspora”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 16 Iyar 5779

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, will serve as our scholar for the evening and explore the current and future relationship between America’s Reform Jews and the state of Israel.

In his role as President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Kurtzer 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.

Kurtzer received his doctorate in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and his 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.

In his book, Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past, Kurtzer offers new thinking to contemporary Jews on navigating the tensions between history and memory. He shares ways we can relate meaningfully to our past without returning to it.

This program is funded through a portion of the Emanu El budget for Israeli programming.


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