Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Co-Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, will present the 2008-2009 Dr. Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 6:30 p.m at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s New York campus, located at One West 4th Street, between Broadway and Mercer Street, in Manhattan. Dr. Hartman will address 'The New Narratives of Modern Israel: The Role of the Living and the Role of the Dead.' The lecture is sponsored by Phylis and Michael Bamberger and Gabrielle Bamberger, in loving memory of their father, Dr. Fritz Bamberger, z”l, the noted German-Jewish scholar and specialist in Jewish intellectual history who served as Assistant to the President and Professor of Intellectual History at HUC-JIR/New York.
Rabbi Donniel Hartman has founded some of the most extensive and innovative programs serving Israel and North America with the goals of transforming secular Israeli high schools into centers of Jewish identity and pluralism; developing a new cadre of elite North American rabbis from all denominations; teacher training for religious and secular Israel high schools and North American community high schools; educating North American community leaders; and establishing a new high school for girls to serve as a model for modern feminist religious education and advanced Beit Midrash researching issues of Judaism and gender. Rabbi Hartman holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and rabbinic ordination from the Shalom Hartman institute. He is the author of The Boundaries of Judaism, editor of a new anthology, Judaism and the Challenges of Modernity, and the initiator and co-author of Spheres of Jewish Identity, a new core curriculum in Jewish philosophy for secular Israel high schools.
The Dr. Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and photo identification is required. RSVP is required to 212.824.2293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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