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No. 48: Why Wasn’t There a Jewish Institutional Apocalypse?

Yehuda Kurtzer and guests discuss the macroeconomic ramifications of the pandemic on Jewish institutions.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Felicia Herman, Hindy Poupko, Andres Spokoiny
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

Felicia Herman

Hindy Poupko

Andres Spokoiny

Felicia Herman (Natan Fund, Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund), Hindy Poupko (UJA Federation of New York), and Andres Spokoiny (Jewish Funders Network) join Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss the lessons of 2008, the role of Jewish philanthropy in the pandemic, and why we haven’t seen the dire institutional turbulence many predicted one year ago.

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Launched in early 2020, Identity/Crisis is a weekly roundtable podcast that explores the ideas behind the news hosted by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America President Yehuda Kurtzer. Episodes cover a wide range of topics and feature experts and content related to news and current events.

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