The renowned Hartman Institute learning experience is now reaching hundreds of community leaders close to home across North America. In 2012-2013 courses are scheduled to be held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, South Florida, Boston, New York, and New Jersey ranging from one day seminars to seven-part lecture series.
The Community Leadership Programs match visiting Hartman faculty with select leadership cohorts for intensive study. Participants will explore the following topics: "Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship," "Dilemmas of Faith: God and Spirituality in the Modern World," and "Jewish Values and the Challenges of Modern Life."
In addition to select groups convened by the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, the Institute is partnering with:
Here is what some Community Leadership Program participants have said about their experience:
“We had the opportunity to listen to high caliber faculty with fantastic abilities to convey their knowledge in an extremely interesting way. The sessions never quite seemed long enough, and always left me hungry for more!” - Susan Sermer, Toronto
“The Jewish Peoplehood curriculum is an excellent foundation for us to celebrate and recognize our differences but even more so to embrace our commonality.”
– Tobi Ash, Miami
“What I found most refreshing is the ability to garner teachings about current issues from text and commentary that is many hundreds of years old. That itself speaks to the continuity of the Jewish people.” – Michael Diamond, Toronto
“My Jewish community involvement continues to evolve and this course allows me to contribute in a richer and deeper fashion to hopefully build a stronger Toronto Jewish community.” -Rammy Rochman, Toronto
For more information on Community Leadership Programs, please contact Suzanne Kling.
The 2013 Community Leadership Summer Retreat is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem from June 26-July 3. Click here to learn more about this summer's retreat.