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Sunday, February 15 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
American Jewry, Beyond Boundaries

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The Jewish community in America is engaged in an unprecedented experiment in communal realignment—in institutional transformation, political shifts, and most radically in the changing face of the "ethnic" makeup of what it means to be a Jew. This session will consist of some conceptual framing of these issues, followed by an extended interactive discussion on the ramifications of these changes for categories like "community" and "people" that have been static for a long time.

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Yehuda Kurtzer

Yehuda Kurtzer is the president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, overseeing its educational initiatives for Jewish communal leaders. He taught at Brandeis as the inaugural Chair of Jewish Communal Innovation. His book Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past offers new thinking on sustaining a meaningful Jewish identity in the face of modernity's challenges. He lives in Riverdale, NY with his wife Stephanie Ives, their two sons... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
High Ridge

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