Community Leadership Summer Retreat in Israel (CLP)
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Click here for information and to register for Summer 2013:
A Living Covenant: Confronting and Rethinking the Teachings of David Hartman
June 26-July 3, 2013
Click here to watch video recordings of lectures and seminars from the Summer 2012 program, Dilemmas of Faith: God and Spirituality in the Modern World.
The Shalom Hartman Institute Community Leadership Summer Retreat in Jerusalem is 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.
The program is open to individuals of all denominations from across North America and elsewhere who seek to deepen their knowledge of Judaism and its pluralistic voices, and are committed to utilizing their influence and leadership to promote Jewish vitality in their community.
Click here to read an article by Marshall Zolla, a member of the Shalom Hartman Institute Board of Directors, about the efforts of Shalom Hartman Institute of North America to expand the vision and mission of the Institute across North America.
Contact Sharon Laufer by email or at +972-2-567-5418.
2012: Dilemmas of Faith: God and Spirituality in the Modern World
The 2012 Lay Leadership Study Retreat in Jerusalem explored the foundational Jewish issue of faith: its place in the landscape of Jewish values and the challenges of modern life in which faith plays a part. In an age of radical polarization around religion in modern society, with a rise in fundamentalism on one hand, and atheism and secularism on the other, how does the Jewish tradition approach dilemmas of faith? Recent sociological research suggests that a growing number of North American Jews view their Jewishness solely as their religion, rather than as their “Peoplehood.” In such an environment, questions of faith and the nature of Jewish spirituality become pressing concerns for those interested in Jewish continuity and involvement.
2011: Jewish Peoplehood: The Meaning of the Collective in Modern Jewish Life
The SHI 2011 Community Leadership Summer Retreat in Jerusalem was held June 29-July 6, 2011. Click here to read one participant's reflections on the program.
Our rabbi, Wesley Gardenswartz, warned us that the week at the Shalom Hartman Institute’s summer Community Leadership Program in Jerusalem would be “transformational,” but as a skeptical Genesis Jew, I heard this as an unlikely prediction.
As I leave Israel and this wonderful week, I have a deep sense that the program did in fact change me in ways that will unfold over time. - Matthew Budd