Hartman Learning Initiative


Hartman Learning Initiative
In Newton and In Israel

Scholars from The Shalom Hartman Institute at Temple Emanuel

Alex Kaye
Sunday, September 22 | 10 – 11:30 am
Lecture to kick off our year of Hartman learning!
Is Zionism Legitimate in an Age of Nationalist Populism and Ethnocentrism?

If you were not able to attend this lecture to kick off our year of Hartman learning, listen to or view the recording.


Rachel Korazim

Upcoming Online Learning Events

March 22-26, at 3 – 4:15 pm
Israeli Poetry with Rachel Korazim and the Global Jewish Community

Sunday March 29, at 2 – 3:15 pm
Poems Around the Seder Table II

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November 2019

Loyalty and Critique in Modern Israeli Literature

Shabbat, Nov 2 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
A Day of Tidings – An Old Story that Refuses to Die
From the Summit of Mt. Scopus
Is it Okay to Say the Word Nakba?

Monday, Nov 4 | 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Contemporary Israeli Poets in the Footsteps of the Prophets

If you were not able to hear the sermon, listen to or view the recording.


Micah Goodman
Visiting Scholar
Upcoming Online Learning

Reflections on Dystopia
Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10:00 – 11:15 am

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November 2019

Visiting Scholar
Thursday, Nov 21 | 8:00 – 9:15 pm
Building a Religiously and Politically Passionate Center in Israel

Shabbat, Nov 23 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Challenge of Death and the Meaning of Life: New Reflections on the Book of Jonah

The Enigma of Abraham
The Three Challenges Israel Faces Today

If you were not able to attend the Thursday evening lecture, listen to or view the recording.


Donniel Hartman
Visiting Scholar
Monday, February 24, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Talking about Israel: Missteps and Opportunities

If you were not able to attend the lecture, listen to or view the recording.


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


Hartman Video Lecture Series (VLS)

Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood 
Study with Rabbi Gardenswartz and Hartman Institute Scholars in a Video Lecture Series

Learn more and Register Today!


Hartman Institute Summer Retreat

Start your Summer with Us!
Join our 2020 Hartman Institute Study Trip in Jerusalem

Truth & Reconciliation: Integrity and Pluralism in a World of Partisanship and #Fakenews

Wednesday June 24 – Wednesday July 1


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!