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Hillary Chorny talks to Yehuda Kurtzer about the Jewish future and his take on synagogue life during the pandemic and beyond.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Hillary Chorny
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Photo: L.tom/AdobeStock
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is president of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Yehuda is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life. Yehuda led the creation of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America in 2010 as a pioneering research and educational center for the leadership of the North American Jewish community, and teaches in

Hillary Chorny

Join Rabbi Hillary Chorny of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, CA and Yehuda Kurtzer for a frank, funny, heartfelt talk about what was and what’s coming next for synagogue life during the pandemic and beyond.

What have you always loved about shul (and therefore miss)? What have you discovered about shul during COVID, and spiritual practice (or lack thereof), and what are your religious and communal bright lights in this time? What you think are the new horizons in general when it comes to the burgeoning radical equity of synagogue life in an era when a Jew in Portland, Oregon and a Jew on 5th Ave. in NY can practically, but not quite, have the same Jewish experiences?

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