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The Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.

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The PJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture. Through this initiative, we present programs and celebrations that bring community together, travel and education programs that build connections to Israel and the heritage of the Diaspora communities, innovative classes and participatory experiences that elevate Jewish literacy and invigorate Jewish practice. The PJCC believes that the ongoing vitality of the Jewish people lies in the richness of its communal life, the vibrancy and diversity of its cultural and spiritual expression, and the shared experiences that inspire a sense of connectedness to Jews everywhere and in every generation.

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Jewish Studies | North Peninsula Jewish Community Scholar-in-Residence | Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman

Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman

North Peninsula Visiting Scholar-in-Residence
February 9 - 18, 2015


Rabbi Hartman is among the most sought after commentators on Israeli society, politics, and religion. He will be speaking at each of the local synagogues, the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, and, of course, at the PJCC.

We are delighted to have this distinguished speaker come to the North Peninsula for our lecture series.

Lecture Schedule & Locations

This series of free lectures will address the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities of modern Israel. Join us in welcoming Rabbi Dr. Hartman!

 

North Peninsula Jewish Campus

Talking About Israel: The Need for a New Conversation
Monday, February 9
7:00 pm | Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School Ulam Gadol

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City | 650.378.2600 www.wornickjds.org
Instead of uniting us, Israel now divides us. How do we develop a new way of talking about Israel and what should be the boundaries of this conversation?
Pre-registration Required

The Dilemmas of Jewish Power
Wednesday, February 11
2:00 pm | Peninsula Jewish Community Center

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City | 650.212.7522
After 2000 years of powerlessness Jewish Peoplehood has returned to power. How do we think about power and how ought we to yield it?
Pre-registration Required

Models of Jewish Identity: Israel and North America
Wednesday, February 11
7:00 pm | Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City | 650.378.2600 www.wornickjds.org
“Who are the Jews?” Israel and the United States are answering this question very differently. What are the differences and what can we learn from each other?

 

Other Venues To See Our Speaker

Israel after Gaza: New Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, February 12
7:00 pm | Peninsula Temple Sholom

1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame | 650.697.2266 www.sholom.org
How has the war in Gaza changed Israeli society and what do these changes mean for the future?

A SPECIAL SHABBAT

  • Community Shabbat Dinner with Donniel Hartman
    Friday, February 13
    Services 6:00 pm; Dinner 6:45 pm | Peninsula Sinai Congregation

    499 Boothbay Avenue, Foster City | 650.349.2816 www.peninsulasinai.org
    Enjoy this festive kosher dairy Shabbat dinner catered by Milk and Honey. $25 per person. Pre-registration required by Wednesday, February 4. Call 650.212.7522

  • Jewish Narratives of Peace
    Friday, February 13
    7:30 pm | Peninsula Sinai Congregation

    499 Boothbay Avenue, Foster City | 650.349.2816 www.peninsulasinai.org
    Following our Shabbat dinner,  remain for this insightful discussion. As a people we have always yearned and prayed for peace, but what peace is that? And how does it shape Israel’s future policies?

  • Israel and the World
    Saturday, February 14
    1:30 pm | Peninsula Sinai Congregation

    499 Boothbay Avenue, Foster City | 650.349.2816 www.peninsulasinai.org
    Should world opinion shape Israeli foreign policies or does sovereignty mean that Israel is free to act as they alone believe is right?

  • Israel and the Idea of Jewish Exceptionalism
    Saturday, February 14
    Please join us for a Havdallah and a wine & dessert reception at 6:30 pm | Discussion 7:00 pm | Peninsula Sinai Congregation

    499 Boothbay Avenue, Foster City | 650.349.2816 www.peninsulasinai.org
    Should Israel be judged like all other nations or are different standards built into Israel’s sense of identity?

Jewish Spirit and the Challenges of War
Sunday, February 15
7:00 pm | Congregation Beth Jacob

1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City | 650.366.8481 www.bethjacobrwc.org
What are the values that define a Jewish army and how do these shape Israel’s dilemmas of morality in and of war?

Israel’s Declaration of Independence: A Model for a Jewish and Democratic State
Monday, February 16
10:30 am | Congregation Beth Jacob

1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City | 650.366.8481 www.bethjacobrwc.org
What does Israel’s founding document teach us about the ways of balancing Judaism and democracy in modern Israel?

State and Religion and the Israeli Supreme Court
Tuesday, February 17
12:00 pm |Peninsula Temple Beth El

1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo | 650.341.7701 www.ptbe.org
How is Israel’s Supreme Court working to redefine the nature of State and Religion in modern Israel?

A Jewish Narrative of War
Wednesday, February 18
11:00 am | Peninsula Temple Sholom

1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame | 650.697.2266 www.sholom.org
War has become part of Israel’s reality. What are the values that ought to accompany Israel’s soldiers in pursuit of their duty?

Jewish Sovereignty: A Values Nation
Wednesday, February 18
7:00 pm | Peninsula Temple Beth El

1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo | 650.341.7701 www.ptbe.org
Israel was founded as a haven for persecuted people. How do we create a new narrative for Israel’s future? Is Israel a Start-Up Nation or Values Nation?

 

Funded in part by Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Congregation Beth Jacob, Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Funded primarily by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.

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