I have rarely seen a group of congregants take to a learning opportunity as they did to the Shalom Hartman Institute DVD series. The students quickly took to each week’s practice of hevruta study, eagerly engaging one another over text study. By the last few weeks they were chomping at the bit to get to their texts. Asked what comes next? I told them, the next series from SHI. We can’t wait!
– Rabbi Eric S. Gurvis, Temple Shalom of Newton, Newton, MA
Peoplehood and Its Role and Significance in Jewish Life
The Hartman Institute DVD Lecture Series are rabbinic empowerments tool via which host rabbis partner with SHI scholars to provide adult study groups with top-level learning experiences in the hosting synagogue. By creating a tool that has the power to engage a very broad audience, the series draw upon cutting-edge scholarship to address the burning questions of our time.
Bringing the Hartman Institute’s world-renowned faculty into your community, this program enhances the knowledge and engagement of lay leaders, expanding their ability to respond to key questions facing the Jewish people and contemporary society. DVD Series benefits include:
Studying with leading scholars from Jerusalem at your convenience
Taking your community’s agenda to a new level
Learning what canonical Jewish texts teach about your challenges and opportunities
The Program and the Role of the Rabbi/Educator
The The Hartman Institute Lecture Series on DVD and the accompanying curricular study materials are designed to be used by a rabbi or educator with a group of lay leaders in a weekly or monthly study program. The rabbi/educator serves as the lead teacher, utilizing the materials and lectures as best suited for his/her community, preparing the participants for the lecture by studying the texts and reading the supplementary materials in advance, either in a separate session, or in a shorter 45-minute preparatory session.
Al Rabbanan v’Al Talmidehon....for our teachers and their students and the students of their students. The Hartman DVD series brings students here in our congregations into the lineage of great teachers that is the Shalom Hartman Institute. What a blessing!
– Rabbi Judith HaLevy, Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue, Malibu, CA
Volume I: Leadership and Crisis: Jewish Resources and Responses
Drawing upon centuries of Jewish scholarship - from Biblical sources to Holocaust literature - this volume suggests Jewish responses to the challenges posed by geopolitical and economic crises.
Volume II The Other in Jewish Tradition: Challenges and Opportunities
Explores the challenge of Jewish identity in a contemporary context and describes how engagement with the changing definitions of who is a Jew can shape the future and strengthen the Jewish people.
Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship
The first widely available product of the Engaging Israel Project, the goal of which is to establish a new covenant for world Jewry and Israel based on a narrative of Jewish values and ideas. This narrative will encourage Jews to engage with Israel and to act on their vision of what they believe can and should shape the modern Jewish nation and its policies.