Hartman Summer@Home 2020
From June 29 through July 23, 2020, in an unprecedented, free, month-long celebration of Jewish ideas, over 60 of our scholars from Israel and North America addressed questions about citizenship, moral responsibilities and spiritual sustenance in a time of darkness and loss. Through lectures, discussions and seminars, we considered the meaning of home and the transformation that we can shape out of this crisis.
The Jewish people are facing important questions about citizenship, nationalism, democracy, and the societies in which we live. COVID-19 has already reshaped our attitudes about collective community, and is also raising issues of theology, spirituality and social responsibility.
Here are some that drove our learning this summer:
During All Together Now we threw open the doors of our Beit Midrash so that the Jewish people could engage with these challenges together through lectures, webinars, panels, classes, and study groups.
Sep 10, 2020
High school junior Talia Bodner’s original slam poem on Sarah’s experience at the Akedah.
Sep 4, 2020
Two emerging Jewish teen leaders from the Detroit area write about their summer experience with the Hartman Institute
Aug 7, 2020
With the cancellation of camps across North America and the world this summer, Hartman pulled together a pilot program for teens suddenly out of options.
Jul 23, 2020
Craving connection and with time on their hands, Jews have been attending online courses with intense devotion.
Jul 22, 2020
Dani Segal explores the individual and communal aspects of the Yom Kippur prayers.