Hartman Learning Initiative


Hartman Learning Initiative
In Newton and In Israel

Scholars from The Shalom Hartman Institute at Temple Emanuel

Dr. Micah Goodman
May 20, 2019
Visiting Scholar
The State of Israel: After Stormy Elections and Before an Unknown Future

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December 1-2, 2018
Scholar in Residence
Shabbat: Talmud class, sermon, post kiddush; Sunday morning

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Dr. Rachel Korazim
November 17-18, 2018
Scholar in Residence
Human Questions, Israeli Voices: How Israeli Poetry Reflects and Inspires a Life of Meaning
Shabbat: Talmud class, sermon, post kiddush; Sunday morning


Yehuda Kurtzer, President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Thursday evening, November 8, 2018 | 8 pm
The Moral, the Political and the Partisan: Jewish Community and Jewish Values in an Era of Polarization 

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Alex Kaye
Sunday morning, October 28, 2018 | 9:30 – 11 am
Lecture to kick off our year of Hartman learning!
Israel’s New Nation-State Law: Consequences for Jewish Democracy

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Selected Lectures of Hartman Scholars at Temple Emanuel – Listen Now!


Hartman Institute Summer Retreat

Join us on our 2020 Hartman Institute Study Trip in Jerusalem

Wednesday June 24, 2020 – Wednesday July 1, 2020

The Hartman Institute describes its Community Leadership Summer Retreat as “an annual weeklong seminar dealing with major questions facing Judaism in the modern age. The program, in operation for more than 20 years, takes place at the Institute’s beautiful campus in the heart of Jerusalem and draws scores of North American lay leaders from across the continent and denominational spectrum.”

Learn more about the Hartman Institute’s Community Leadership Summer Retreat in Israel (CLP).

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Community Leadership Program (CLP) Summer Program at the Shalom Hartman Institute, including who attends, free time, a typical program day and more, are available on the Hartman website.

Questions? Please contact Trip Chairs Amy Klein and Brian Lefsky with any questions, and to let us know if you’re planning to come with us to Israel this summer!