Montreal and the Hartman family have been intertwined since the 1960’s when David Hartman served as the rabbi of Congregation Tiferet Beit David Jerusalem while simultaneously working toward his PhD at McGill University. He had a profound impact on the community and a number of his congregants followed him to Jerusalem when he made Aliyah in 1971.
The Hartman Institute engages community leaders in areas of thought leadership on the complexities of the North American and Canadian Jewish community’s relationship with Israel. We bring people together to engage in deep learning with renowned Hartman scholars from North America and Israel.
We will soon be launching programming in Montreal in partnership with the Federation CJA and seeking to uphold the ideals for which David Hartman stood: strengthening Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism; enhancing the Jewish and democratic character of Israel; and ensuring that Judaism remains a compelling force for good.