Join us for our latest Jewish Learning Series with Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA's Pearl and Ira Meyer scholar-in-residence. At the first session we’ll focus on the privilege of Jewish leadership and how we can best prepare for the important work of building the Jewish future. The second session will delve into the challenge of progressive Zionism and how we can rebuild the conversation and bring a better day for Israel.
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to discover how we can make our lives more fulfilling and the world a better place.
December 7, 2021, Session
The Privilege of Jewish Leadership
Jewish leadership is both an awesome honor and a sacred responsibility. Helping steward our community into the future begins with a careful look at both where we've been and who we are. Given the measurable shifts within the Jewish community and the world in recent decades, how can we best prepare today for the important work of building the Jewish future?
February 17, 2022, Session
The Challenge of Progressive Zionism
Zionism, the two-fold mission to both secure the right of Jewish self-determination and to build a national home worthy of our ancient ethical legacy, often faces today’s challenging ‘cancel culture, where tolerance for political disagreement is perhaps at an all-time low. We’ll explore how reevaluating Progressive American Zionism might help rebuild the conversation and bring a better day for our homeland.
Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer scholar-in-residence at UJA-Federation. A frequent speaker around the U.S. and Israel, he was named by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America. His 22 books and 6 albums of original music include the global anthem "Olam Chesed Yibaneh" and the anthologies When We Turned Within and None Shall Make Them Afraid. He has been involved in the leadership of American Jewish World Service, AIPAC, the Rabbinical Assembly, and the One America Movement.
Program Chair - Robin Spielman
Long Island Education Chair - Rosemarie Klipper
Long Island Women Chair – Pamela Barnett
Long Island Women Vice Chair – Rachel Zuckerbrot