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How do Jewish values, Jewish politics and our sense of community intersect during these polarizing times?

October 16, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Values, Our Aspirations: A Jewish Communal Conversation


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Shalom Hartman Institute North America are proud to launch our innovative multi-year partnership, with an evening of conversation featuring Yehuda Kurtzer to explore:

The Moral, the Political and the Partisan: Jewish Community and Jewish Values in an Era of Polarization

Presented by: Yehuda Kurtzer, President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

The corrosive nature of partisanship in American political culture is the central threat to Jews in America today. We are at a critical juncture for a new conversation, one that asks us to consider how our political choices as Jews implicate our collective identity as Jews in America. In our quest to thrive, what is lost and what is gained by what appears to be a dismantling of the American civic project?


Tuesday, October 16
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dessert reception to follow.

Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

Federation is proud to partner with The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, one of the leading centers of Jewish thought and education serving Israel and world Jewry. Together, we will offer Greater Washington’s Jewish community members meaningful opportunities to explore the most pressing questions facing the Jewish community today, including Jewish identity, Israel-Diaspora relationships and civic engagement. Learn more about the partnership here.

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October 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda,, MD 20814 United States
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