JTS Livestream Event: Renewing American Judaism - Thurs, April 4th, 7:30pm

Rabbi Jack Wertheimer

Rabbi Jack Wertheimer

Renewing American Judaism:
Experimentation & Creativity in a Changing Landscape

Thursday, April 4th, 7:30pm

Livestream from Jewish Theological Seminary
Broadcast to Temple Israel - Library

Followed by Q&A with Janet Aronson

The Henry N. and Selma S. Rapaport Memorial Lecture

American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. What initiatives, in and out of synagogues, are helping to revitalize Jewish religious life? What options are available to Jewish seekers and those not fulfilled by conventional styles of Jewish practice? How are Jewish communities successfully engaging millennials?

Join Dr. Jack Wertheimer and some of today‚Äôs most innovative Jewish leaders for a dynamic discussion arising from his new book, The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today, recent winner of a National Jewish Book Award. 


  • Dr. Jack Wertheimer, Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History, JTS

  • Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas

  • Rabbi Jessica Minnen, Director of Jewish Learning, OneTable

  • Rabbi Dan Smokler, Chief Innovation Officer, Hillel International

Admission is free, but registration is required:

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