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The Politics of Memory: How Personal Narratives Shape Political Realities

  • Congregation Rodeph Shalom 7 West 83rd Street New York, NY, 10024 United States (map)

Presented by the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

With the support of the Michaeli Memorial Education Fund at Shaare Zedek, we are pleased to co-sponsor -- with 14 other local synagogues and organizations -- the Hartman Institute's six-part series, Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Can we elevate the divisive discourse about Israel in our communities to a productive communal debate? Does being diaspora Jews impact our view of the situation? What values color how we view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it should be addressed? What does peace actually mean in Jewish tradition?
This series will transform a conversation that is often about advocacy to one about values. We will probe questions of prioritization, different visions of what peace can mean and how the Israel-Diaspora relationship influences the conversation. 

The first talk will be given at Congregation Rodeph Shalom by Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, on The Politics of Memory: How Personal Narratives Shape Political Realities. The evening will be moderated by Eric S. Goldstein, CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.

Shaare Zedek members can attend any individual lecture or the entire series for free. To receive the registration code, please contact or call 212-874-7005, then register at

Earlier Event: October 5
Children's Hakafot
Later Event: October 16
Family Services & Shabbat Dinner