The Toronto community holds a long standing relationship with The Shalom Hartman Institute. David Hartman cultivated relationships across Canada when he served as rabbi at Congregation Tiferet Beit David Jerusalem in Montreal while he earned his PhD at McGill University.
The Institute engages community leaders in both the lay and professional realm throughout the Toronto community in areas of thought leadership that relate to the complexities of the North American and Canadian Jewish community’s relationship with Israel. We bring people together to engage in conversations and deep learning with renowned Hartman scholars from North America and Israel.
Our goals include strengthening Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism; enhancing the Jewish and democratic character of Israel; and ensuring that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.