Bader Annual Lecture Series, in Partnership with Congregation B’nei Yisrael of Armonk Presents:
Jewish Communal Belonging In the Era of the Individual
with Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.
Chancellor Emeritus and former President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Friday, December 6 at 8:00 pm at Congregation B’nei Yisrael, Armonk
Sunday, December 8 at 9:30 am at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester
Each part of this series may be enjoyed separately or together.
Who is a Jew and what are the boundaries to Jewish identity? Rabbi Ellenson will discuss Jewish legal texts from the 19th century dealing with patrilineality and conversion to examine Jewish attitudes towards inclusion, outreach, and boundaries in the modern world.
Dr. David Ellenson, Ph.D., Chancellor Emeritus and former President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, is internationally recognized for his publications and research in the areas of Jewish religious thought, ethics, and modern Jewish history. He is known as a leader of the Reform Movement. Rabbi Ellenson’s extensive publications include several National Jewish Book Council Award nominees. After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity won the National Jewish Book Council’s Award as the outstanding book in Jewish Thought in 2005. His most recent work is Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice: Studies in Tradition and Modernity (2014).