High Holiday Seminar

Scholar in Residence: Yehuda Kurtzer (bio below)
-Politics, Morality and the Pulpit
-Navigating between Humility and Urgency
-Boundaries, inclusivity and the changing nature of Jewish identity (Interfaith challenges and opportunities)

 Click here for recording of Keynote presentation

Date: Wed, Aug 30th from about 9:00 – 2:00 PM.

Location:  Location will be sent to registrants.



9:00 am Introduction

9:15 am Breakout sessions with Colleagues – On the registration form you’ll be able to share proposals you’d like to lead. (i.e. sharing drash ideas and getting input; getting through writer’s block; staying focused during the HH season)

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Keynote presentation by Scholar in Residence

11:45 am Lunch (Va’ad HaKashrus supervised)

12:30 am The Board of Rabbis – Our Study and Redesign Process (This year, as we go through a strategic planning process that will determine the BoR’s direction for the next number of years, we’re including time for you to meet with Rabbi Ted Riter so you can give input into this process. More on this process here.)

2:00 pm End of the Seminar

*(Va’ad HaKashrus supervision)

Cost: $54.  Click here to register. (You’ll have the option of paying online or sending a check in for your reservation.) 



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. 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.