Hartman Leadership Salon Series



In just a few weeks, we are launching a four-part adult leadership salon series in partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

Each session in the Shalom Hartman Leadership Salon series will focus on one particular idea or issue relevant to building compelling Jewish community:

  • What major Jewish ideas can help American Judaism compete in an open marketplace of ideas?
  • What does Jewish Peoplehood mean in an era of increased individualism, and what is its significance for Jews living in an open and welcoming North American society?
  • What is the nature and significance of Israel for North American Jewry? How does a committed American Jewry take seriously the challenges facing Israel, and what does Israel engagement look like in responding to those challenges?
  • How can our institutions offer a compelling message in an era where affiliation and even identity are questions of choice?

Participants will meet four times: November 10, December 13, January 12, and February 8. The scholars who will join us to teach us and facilitate our conversations are Elana Stein-Hain, Donniel Hartman, Tal Becker, and Yehuda Kurtzer, all of whom are engaging, thoughtful voices in contemporary Jewish life.

We encourage JCP community members who wish to register for the series to do so as soon as possible, as spaces are limited so that we can build a sense of community among the cohort.


Please email Rabbi Jason Klein for more information.