The 2008-09 Dr. Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture
"The New Narratives of Modern Israel:
The Role of the Living and the Role of the Dead"
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
Co-Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
Wednesday, December 10: Reception at 5:30 pm; Lecture at 6:30 pm
Location: One West 4th Street between Broadway and Mercer
Admission Free: Photo ID Required
Rabbi Hartman has founded some of the most extensive and innovative programs serving Israel and North America with the goals of transforming secular Israeli high schools into centers of Jewish identity and pluralism; developing a new cadre of elite North American rabbis from all denominations; teacher training for religious and secular Israeli high schools and North American community high schools; educating North American community leaders; and establishing a new high school for girls to serve as a model for modern feminist religious education and advanced Beit Midrash researching issues of Judaism and gender. Rabbi Hartman holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and rabbinic ordination from the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is the author of The Boundaries of Judaism, editor of a new anthology, Judaism and the Challenges of Modernity, and the initiator and co-author of Spheres of Jewish Identity, a new core curriculum in Jewish philosophy for secular Israeli high schools.
Photographs from "Arie Bar Lev: Israel Then and Now" at HUC-JIR Museum: (left) Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, founded in 1943; (right) Beersheva 2004.