Series Lecture and Video with the Hartman Institute and Congregation Etz Chayim
The Hartman Institute Video lecture series brings the world renowned faculty of the Shalom Institute into partnership with community rabbis and educators across North America to create a customized course of study that provides relevant, contemporary approaches to the urgent challenges facing the Jewish people.
The Engaging Israel course elevates the North American conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis. We will explore questions such as: What are the benefits of Jewish sovereignty? How should a Jewish state exercise military power ethically? How do we create and maintain a Jewish democracy? Why should American Jews care about Israel? What values should a Jewish state embody? What can Israel offer the world? In this way, Engaging Israel will equip participants with a quintessentially Jewish values-based vocabulary to define and articulate why Israel and Zionism can and should be fundamental to our Jewish identity.
Each session includes text study and discussion