Jewish Communal Conversation

October 16, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Shalom Hartman Institute North America are proud to launch our innovative multi-year partnership, with an evening of conversation featuring Yehuda Kurtzer to explore:

THE MORAL, THE POLITICAL AND THE
PARTISAN: JEWISH COMMUNITY AND JEWISH
VALUES IN AN ERA OF POLARIZATION

Presented by: Yehuda Kurtzer, President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

The corrosive nature of partisanship in American political culture is the central threat to Jews in America today. We are at a critical juncture for a new conversation, one that asks us to consider how our political choices as Jews implicate our collective identity as Jews in America. In our quest to thrive, what is lost and what is gained by what appears to be a dismantling of the American civic project?