From Election to Inauguration & Beyond: Jewish Identity and Civic Responsibility
In partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute, a leading center of Jewish thought and education, Federation is focusing on civic engagement through a Jewish lens, and engaging our community to think about and lead on the big questions facing North American Jewry. In November 2020, our third year kicks off with a new, three-part, virtual lecture series. From Election to Inauguration & Beyond: Jewish Identity and Civic Responsibility will focus on the 2020 US presidential election and its implications on the Jewish community.
Join us to learn with leading Washington-based civic and policy leaders as we discuss how this crucial and polarizing political moment is affecting our Jewish communal identity, Jewish values, and the Jewish community’s civic rights and obligations.
Tuesday, November 24 | 12:00 PM
From Election to Inauguration and Beyond: Jewish Identity and Civic Responsibility
with Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, in conversation with Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and moderated by Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
Our partnership began with a focus on Our Values, Our Aspirations: A Jewish Communal Conversation. Through six public lectures over two years, we integrated Jewish tradition, debates, and ideas into our focus on identity, partisanship, and our communal relationship with Israel.
2019-2020 SERIES OF PUBLIC LECTURES:
Is There Any Chance for Peace? An Israeli Writer Reaches Out to Palestinians
with Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director
of Muslim Leadership Initiative, Shalom Hartman Institute
The Moral Tribes of the Jewish People: Conflict and Community in an Age of Polarization
with Dr. Tal Becker, Senior Research Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute (November 19, 2019; this lecture was not recorded)
Politics and Morality: How Separable Are They?
with Elana Stein Hain, Scholar-in-Residence and Director of Faculty, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (January 13, 2020; this lecture was not recorded)
2018-2019 SERIES OF PUBLIC LECTURES:
(click on the lecture below to watch a recording)
The Moral, the Political and the Partisan: Jewish Community and Jewish Values in an Era of Polarization
with Yehuda Kurtzer, President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (recorded on October 16, 2018)
From Family to Consumer? New Models for the Relationship Between Israel and World Jewry
with Donniel Hartman, President, Shalom Hartman Institute (recorded on January 13, 2019)
Israelis Go to the Polls: What the Election Campaign Reveals About Israel
with Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of Muslim Leadership Initiative, Shalom Hartman Institute (recorded on March 28, 2019)
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. For more opportunities to explore these issues visit Hartman@Home.