The Future of the Jews round table discussion, Nov. 17, 2015, Brandeis University
















The Future of the Jews
  One "Statement
    on Jewish Vitality"
  Six Brandeis Opinions

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7 pm - 9:30 pm

Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University

Live-streamed here>.

"The Future of the Jews" was a roundtable discussion following the publication of "Strategic Directions for Jewish Life: A Call to Action." Qualifying statements and differing viewpoints were also published, a few of which are listed below, and all of which set the stage for this public conversation. 

The discussion was moderated by David Ellenson, Acting Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Visiting Professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Chancellor-Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  

Sylvia Barack Fishman
Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; Co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Jonathan D. Sarna
Chair, Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program; Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History

Jon A. Levisohn
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Educational Thought; Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education

Michelle Shain
Ph​.D​. candidate​, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Research Associate​, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies​

David Manchester
​Ph.D.​ student, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Graduate Research Associate​, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
 
Nathan J. Vaughan
Research Associate​, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies; Principal, Navon Consulting

​This event was presented by the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University and cosponsored by the following Brandeis University departments​.

  • Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education
  • Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
  • Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
  • Hillel at Brandeis
  • Brandeis Seminar in Contemporary Jewish Life

Free and Open to the Public
Light Kosher Refreshments

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