The Shalom Hartman Institute
Annual Lay Leadership Study Retreat
June 30-July 7, 2010
"The Life & Language of the ‘Other’ in Judaism"
Join us this summer
as we explore the "Other" in Jewish tradition and inquire into the moral and political implications of Judaism’s regard for Otherness. At the heart of this exploration are critical themes of identity vis-à-vis the Jewish people and non-Jews, in Israel and around the world.
Questions we will address include: how views of the Other differ between Jews of the Diaspora and Jews in Israel; how the ideas of Jews as a "Chosen People" and Judaism as an ethnicity are regarded today; and how these ideas influence relations between the Jewish people and other peoples, individually as well as a collective.
Evenings will expose you to developments in Israel’s cultural and political life, with special guest lectures by senior Israeli government officials and distinguished public figures. In addition, you’ll explore select sites in the country on a field trip integrated into the theme of the program.
The Shalom Hartman Institute is located on a beautiful three-acre campus
in the heart of Jerusalem’s German Colony – a setting especially conducive to thought-provoking inquiry and engagement with peers of all denominations.
Register online before February 15, 2010, at a discount
fee of $1,600, which includes a tax-deductible annual membership in the Shalom Hartman Institute. Registration after February 15, 2010, is $1,700. Click here to register.
Participants in our year-long study programs
will receive an 18% discount.