Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Shaharit Institute’s Lecture Series on Israeli Diversity and Politics

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00PM | March 29, April 6, May 10 & 25  | Various Venues
Out Of Many Voices, A Common Future A 5-Part Conversation in Brownstone Brooklyn


TehilaWednesday, March 29 | 7:00PM | Kane Street Synagogue (236 Kane St). 
Tehila Nachalon Friedman: The Struggle for the Soul of Religious Zionism.
Tehila Nachalon Friedman is a long-time activist in the National Religious community. She is director of the Center for Jewish Leadership at Kolot, co-founder of the Yerushalmim movement, formerly Chair of the Board of Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah for a moderate religious Zionist voice.

 Other Dates: 

ReiThursday, April 6 | 7:00PM | Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Ave)
Gili Re’i: A New Vision for the Secular Left: How do we need to change ourselves in order to change Israel?
Gili Re’i is the co-director of the Shared Society Department at Sikkuy, the Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality, which works for equality of Arabs in Israeli society.


BombachWednesday, May 10 | 7:00PM | Union Temple (17 Eastern Parkway)
Menachem Bombach: From Isolationism to Integration: new developments in the Israeli Haredi community that just might change Israeli society as we know it.
Menachem Bombach is a senior staff member at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. He founded a preparatory program for Haredi students at the Hebrew University. Currently, he leads the Berdichev Hassidic community in Beitar Illit and is the head and founder of a Hassidic yeshiva for young men offering both Jewish and secular studies.

SchwartzThursday, May 25 | 7:00PM | Congregation Mount Sinai (250 Cadman Plaza W.)
Dr. Eilon Schwartz: Series Conclusion: Towards a New Vision for Israeli Society.
Dr. Eilon Schwartz is the CEO of Shaharit and the visionary behind its work across the communities of Israeli society. He was among the founders of the Heschel Center for Sustainability, where he served as director. In addition to his work at Shaharit, Eilon is a faculty member at the Melton Center for Jewish Education at Hebrew University where he teaches graduate courses in cultural criticism, social-environmental politics, and education.