A conference at the Knesset on Thursday, May 27, 2010, on Jewish identity in a democratic State of Israel that involved several Hartman Institute scholars drew more than 400 participants, including Israeli opinion makers, educators and heads of leading organizations, according to attendees. According to one participant, panelists and participants asked questions, critiqued the system and "tried to create a real dialogue on issues that shape the society."
Hartman Institute scholars and fellows involved in the conference included Dr. Micah
Dr. Ron Margolin, a Shalom Hartman Institute fellow, was tapped by Kadima to help organize the panels and participants, and Hartman fellows were the chairmen of four panels. Margolin , Ariel Picard , Gili Zivan, and Shraga Bar-on chaired four sessions.
Livni said Jewish studies in state schools are important and that