20 2021

Together & Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood

12:00PM - 1:15PM  


Contact Joshua Ratner

$ Cost $ 36.00


Register in advance. Celebrate the new year with a deep dive into Jewish learning. Join us for a Lunch & Learn exploration into the most pressing issues facing the Jewish world today. Join us for a 7 session virtual workshop led by Rabbi Josh Ratner

This exciting series will address the complex features of Jewish peoplehood inherent in our tradition and in our history. Each session will examine new challenges to our unity including nationalism, antisemitism, dual loyalty, and identity politics. Join us as we consider what it means to be a member of the Jewish people, the core values that animate Jewish peoplehood, and contemporary challenges to Jewish unity. We will explore new conceptual frameworks to help sustain and grow the story of our people for a new millennium.

Virtual sessions will include text study and discussion led by Rabbi Ratner in addition to video lectures and roundtable discussions with leading Hartman scholars. Access to digital materials will be provided in advance. Also, enjoy recordings of past sessions to watch at your leisure. 

Register Today · Space is limited · $36 for entire series

Rabbi Josh Ratner lives in Woodbridge, CT. He most recently served as the Director of Advocacy at JLens, a Jewish nonprofit engaged in advocacy in the corporate and investment arena. He previously served as the director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven, as a rabbi and educator at Yale's Slifka Center for Jewish Life, and as a pulpit rabbi at Congregation Kol Ami in Cheshire, CT.


Rabbi Ratner is a board member of the Jewish sustainability organization Hazon, a Global Justice Fellow with American Jewish World Service, and a Rabbinic Fellow of CLAL’s Rabbis Without Borders program. His writings about the interplay between Judaism and contemporary topics have been featured on Huffington Post, myjewishlearning.com, and other periodicals. Rabbi Ratner was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary and is a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Law School. He was a corporate attorney before entering rabbinical school.

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