Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Contemporary Jewish Theologies Class

Tuesdays through August 18  |1:00PM | Zoom

Amidst so much uncertainty in our world, how can contemporary theories about G-d inform our lives? Student Rabbi Andrew Mandel invites you to join him on Tuesday afternoons this summer for a discussion group on comparative Jewish theologies of the 21st century. Each week, we will read another thinker to add to our dialogue: Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer’s reflection on Mordechai Kaplan, Rabbi Art Green (neo-Hasidic panentheism), Rabbi Bradley Artson (process theology), scholar Steven Kepnes (who directly critiques Green and Artson), and Rabbi Rachel Adler (feminist theology).

Please register by July 10.

Register HERE for sessions through August 18 .

Andrew K. Mandel is a rising third-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College, focused on pastoral care this summer through the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Originally from Rockland County, Andrew served as a seventh-grade English teacher in South Texas after college. He then spent 16 years designing the national leadership programming at Teach For America, a non-profit focused on ensuring all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Having earned a doctorate in adult learning and leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, he decided after the 2016 election that he wanted to contribute to social change through spiritual leadership. An alumnus of the New York Wexner Heritage Program, the Froman Fellowship with the New Israel Fund, and the year-long Hartman Institute Rabbinic Seminar, Andrew has been awarded the Scheuer Prize and the Tisch Fellowship as a student at HUC. He has also received the “Be Wise” Fellowship, in which he has led a team to create the Tzedek Box and Tzedek Box app, a Jewish justice journaling ritual. He lives with his partner, Mozart, in Long Island City, and is a proud uncle to two-year-old Brooklynite, Julian.