iEngage Series Continues

30 Jan 2018 | 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Place : Temple Beth El 350 Roxbury Road Stamford, CT 06903
Cost : $36 for TBE & Hevre members; $50 for non-members
Phone : (203) 322-6901, x305
Email :

iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series
Led by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, Temple Beth El is pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute to the Stamford Jewish community this fall.

iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings explores the pivotal events of 1917, 1947, and 1967 as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come. Memory is a central element in defining modern Jewish identity. As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. This iEngage series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today. Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: nationhood, land, Sovereignty, Jerusalem, Occupation and Moral Red Lines.

Each session of the eight-unit course will be offered on both Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday at noon, and includes a 20-35 minute video lecture and a 20-30 minute roundtable video discussion with Rabbi Hammerman, as well as primary sources and background readings.

  • Unit 1: 1917 – The Balfour Declaration: The Idea of a Homeland for the Jewish People, on November 28-29
  • Unit 2: 1947 – The United Nations Partition Plan: The Jews in the World, on December 12-13
  • Unit 3: 1967 – The Six Day War: Power, Land and God, on January 30-31
  • Unit 4: Judea and Samaria: Occupation or Liberation, on February 13-14
  • Unit 5: One State, Two States: Moral Red Lines, on March 6-7
  • Unit 6: Jerusalem of God, Prayer and Peoplehood, on March 20-21
  • Unit 7: Jerusalem of Responsibility, Loss, and Hope, on April 10-11
  • Unit 8: The Jubilee Year and Beyond: Milestones and their Meanings, on April 24-25

Tuition for all eight sessions is $36 for TBE and Hevre members or $50 for non-members.

To register for the iEngage series, click here.

For more information, contact List Gittelman Udi at or call (203) 322-6901, x305.