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VIRTUAL: The Responsibility of Jewish Peoplehood: Navigating Power and Vulnerability

Wed April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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This event will be presented online in partnership with SHI North America Midwest Hub. Please check back for the registration link. Once registered, you will be emailed the link to join us.

The Israel Center at the J presents Rabbi Joshua Ladon in this thought provoking “beit midrash” style session.

Rabbi Ladon will lead the community on a journey through both classical and modern Jewish texts which explore notions of Jewish identity, Jewishness, and power and vulnerability. Starting from the big question, “why is talking about Israel so personal?”, participants will discuss how all these ideas play out in conversations about Israel and about ourselves.

Rabbi Joshua Ladon is West Coast Director of Education for  Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he oversees educational and programmatic activity in the San Francisco Bay area. He received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently lived in Jerusalem for seven years, completing an MA in Jewish Thought at Tel Aviv University. He received rabbinic ordination from the Shalom Hartman Institute, and is currently a Doctoral student in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

Joshua joined SHI North America from San Francisco’s Jewish Community High School of the Bay, where he served as Dean of Student Life and Jewish Life with great distinction, including receiving the Diller Award for outstanding teaching.

This event is presented free of charge through generous support from the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation.

The Israel Center at the J provides opportunities for individuals to engage with Israel, thoughtfully and respectfully, together as a community.

Thank you to our partner, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.


Wed April 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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