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Maintaining Our Moral Compass in a Time of Crisis and Conflict

  • Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center 10 East 66th St. New York, NY 10065 (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 sixth and final talk will be given at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Moderated by Rabbi Joy Levitt, Executive Director of the JCC of Manhattan.

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