Shalom Hartman Institute announces the new Hartman Institute Lecture Series on DVD for congregations and organizations: "Leadership and Crisis: Jewish Resources and Responses," a study program for congregations and organizations comprising eight lectures on DVD, study materials, and interactive resources.
Bringing the Hartman Institute’s world-renowned faculty into your community, this program enhances the knowledge and engagement of lay leaders, expanding their ability to respond to key questions facing the Jewish people and contemporary society.
The Hartman Lecture Series on DVD and the accompanying curricular study materials are designed to be used by a rabbi or educator with a group of lay leaders in a weekly or monthly study program. The rabbi/educator serves as the lead teacher, utilizing the materials and lectures as best suited for his/her community, preparing the participants for the lecture by studying the texts and reading the supplementary materials in advance, either in a separate session, or in a shorter 45-minute preparatory session.
The program can be done as 8 sessions of 2.5 hours each, including preparation of texts and study, viewing the lecture, and discussion. Or alternatively, as 16 sessions of 2 hours each, with a session for the teaching and preparation of the material and each alternating session for viewing the lecture and discussion afterward.
Studying in advance, with the guidance of the Havruta Guides, whether in a separate session or not, and then viewing the lecture, followed by a discussion on the issues raised for the local context led by the local rabbi/educator have proved to be powerful tools for leadership development.