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Jewish Identity and the American Public Square

November 28, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

America serves as a robust and evolving marketplace of various identities. How do Jews imagine themselves showing up in American society? Drawing on the Jewish tradition, this session will explore different frameworks for thinking about who Jews want to be in America.

Join Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Emily Tamkin, author and Senior US editor of the New Statesman, in conversation with Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, for a critical and timely conversation on the role of Jewish identity in the American public square.

Jewish Identity and the American Public Square
Monday, November 28 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Zoom link provided upon registration.
Closed captioning available.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 301-230-7200.

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Yehuda Kurtzer, President,
Shalom Hartman Institute
of North America

Gil Preuss

Gil Preuss, CEO,
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Washington

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Emily Tamkin, Author
and Senior US Editor,
New Statesman

Federation is proud to partner with The Shalom Hartman Institute, one of the leading centers of Jewish thought and education serving Israel and world Jewry. Together, we are offering Greater Washington’s Jewish community members meaningful opportunities to explore the most pressing questions facing our communities today around Judaism and democracy, ethics, peoplehood, Jewish identity, and more. Learn more about the partnership.

This program is also presented as part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas we need for this moment.

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a priority. If you or your family require special accommodations to participate in this virtual event, please contact us in advance at [email protected] or 301-230-7200 so every effort can be made to accommodate your needs.


November 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


United States



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