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Shared Destiny or Separate Paths? A New Perspective on Jewish Peoplehood

March 19, 2023 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Politically and religiously, North American and Israeli Jews are increasingly growing apart. As Israel marks its 75th year of independence, can we still claim that the Jewish people share one destiny? When values and priorities diverge, can there be a collective identity?

Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, in partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute, for a riveting keynote address on this pressing topic by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, live from Shared Destiny | Separate Paths: A Leadership Forum on American Jewry & Israel. Together, we’ll explore the forces driving this wedge, and consider why this is the moment to imagine a new grand narrative – a unifying meta-story – that redefines Jewish peoplehood.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19th | 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Zoom link provided upon registration.
Closed captioning available.

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

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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. 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.

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.


March 19, 2023
9:00 am - 9:45 am


United States



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