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

Online Learning 

March – June 2020
Israeli Poetry with Rachel Korazim and
the Global Jewish Community

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The following sessions are sponsored by Temple Emanuel 

Wednesday June 24
Languages

Sponsored by friends at Temple Emanuel and our Hartman Learning Initiative.

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Thursday May 14
Forbidden Games
Sponsored by friends at Temple Emanuel, Connie Giesser and Andrea & Arthur Waldstein, and our Hartman Learning Initiative.

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Sunday March 29
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

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Micah Goodman

Upcoming Online Learning 

Deuteronomy: The Last Speech of Moses
Tuesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm

June 9: God’s House and the Limits of Ritual
June 16: Hubris and Humility
June 23: Politics and Power 

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Yom Ha’Shoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut in the Age of Covid-19
Sunday, May 3, 2020

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

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Reflections on Dystopia
Sunday, April 5, 2020

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November 2019

Visiting Scholar
Thursday, Nov 21
Building a Religiously and Politically Passionate Center in Israel

Shabbat, Nov 23
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

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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 Hartman Institute Scholars in a Video Lecture Series

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Hartman Institute Summer Retreat

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

All Together Now: Jewish Ideas for this Moment

Monday June 29 – Thursday, July 23


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!