Jewish Identity and the American Public Square

How do Jews imagine themselves showing up in American society? What are different frameworks for thinking about who Jews want to be in America?
Nov 28, 2022

America serves as a robust and evolving marketplace of various identities. How do Jews imagine themselves showing up in American society? Drawing on the Jewish tradition, this session will explore different frameworks for thinking about who Jews want to be in America.

Join Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Emily Tamkin, author and senior U.S. editor of the New Statesman, in conversation with Gil Preuss, the CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, for a critical and timely conversation on the role of Jewish identity in the American public square.

We are proud to partner with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to offer the Greater Washington Jewish community meaningful opportunities to explore the most pressing questions facing our communities today around Judaism and democracy, ethics, peoplehood, Jewish identity, and more. 

This session is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas we need for this moment.