Annual Report

2008

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Laying the Foundations for the Future of Jewish Life in Israel and Around the World

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Shalom Hartman Institute is a pluralistic research and leadership training institute fostering new directions in Jewish thought and education.

Our programs empower thousands of scholars, educators, rabbis and lay leaders to address the central challenges of contemporary Judaism, shaping the future of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.

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Bridging the values of the Jewish tradition with the realities of the modern world, the center produces cutting-edge scholarship confronting the critical questions of Judaism and Israel today.

DVANCED .JUDAIC STUDIES

Senior Fellows Program

A vibrant academic community of 40 prominent scholars, including some of the finest minds in contemporary Judaic Studies, working to ensure the continued relevance and vitality of Jewish thought

Areas of Research:

• Ethics, Politics and Public Policy

• Halakhah

• Gender

• Judaism in Israel

• World jewry

• Religion and Religiosity

• Jewish Classics

Newly structured around seven areas of applied research, in 2008 the Senior Fellows Program - the crown jewel of SRI's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies - provided renowned Jewish studies scholars with a framework, grant and setting conducive to producing cutting-edge Jewish thought. Fellows divided their time at SRI among a series of annual seminars within their field, enhancing their

individual research projects, encountering leading figures in Israeli public life, teaching classes in SRI's various programs, and writing articles and books for publication. The fellows' work was overseen by an academic committee that monitored their progress and ensured its relevance for contemporary life.

Il1lternational Theology Conference

In January 2008, the Institute held its 21st annual International Theology Conference. The conference addressed the notion of family in the three faith traditions - as value, religious metaphor, resource and challenge. The conference brought together 51 leading Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologians for a week of tripartite dialogue and interreligious joint study. Participants came from all parts of the world, including Bosnia, France, Germany, Israel, Sarajevo, Scotland and the United States.

6:hristian Leadership Initiative

A 13-month course conducted in partnership with the American Jewish Committee, exposing leading Christian clerics to the central ideas and practices of a living Judaism

Inaugurated in July, the Christian Leadership Initiative (Cll) represents a new pinnacle in SRI's many decades of interfaith activity. This groundbreaking program provides distinguished Christian theologians and community leaders with a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Judaism and the State ofIsrael. The Initiative, developed and conducted in partnership with the American Jewish Committee, explores the central ideas ofjewish faith and ethics, the diverse ideologies and practices of modern world Jewry, and the theoretical foundations of religious pluralism and interreligious studies. Conducted over 13 months, the Initiative comprises year-round long-distance learning, framed by two 10-day seminars held in Jerusalem in consecutive summers. The first cohort brings together 12 Christian leaders of the highest academic and clerical echelons, including deans of colleges and chairs of university departments. Participants were unanimously thrilled with the program's first seminar and continned that Cll responds to an important need through an accessible, thoughtful program of study and inquiry.

Participants in the first cohort of eLI include:

• Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Conference Minister and President, Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

• Dr. Michael A. Battle, President, Interdenominational Theological Center

• Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell, President, McCormick Theological Seminary

• Dr. William Madges, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, St.joseph's University

• Rev. Dr. J effrey Siker, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

• Rev. Dr. Judy Yates Siker, Dean of Faculty, American Baptists Seminary of the West and Vice President, San Francisco Theological Seminary

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I;)epartment of Judaism and Gender

Spearheading a new focus on the status of women in jewish scholarship, SHI established a Department of Judaism and Gender. Already underway are two programs:

Maskilot - Fellowship Program for Women Doctoral Students

An exclusive doctoral track designed to assist outstanding female Judaic scholars in completing their PhD and assuming leadership roles in Israeli academic and public life

Seder Nashim - Beit Midrash for Graduate Students

An interdisciplinary program in Judaic and Women's Studies that of fers innovative responses to intersecting issues of gender and contemporary Judaism

E>epartment of Publications

In 2008 the Institute launched two new journals. The first, Havmta - AJoumal oi fewisi: Conversation, is a semi-annual publication that brings the fruits of SHI research to a general audience; featuring prominent academics and community leaders, the journal enriches contemporary discourse on issues of critical importance to world Jewry and the State of Israel. The second, Resbit, is produced in Hebrew and presents innovative academic papers for Judaic Studies scholars. In addition to the new journals, SHI released three new titles in English as part of the Kogod Libtery of Judaic Studies and four new titles in Hebrew as part of Israel and Judaism and Yahaduyot.

New Website

This year SHI launched an entirely new website. Serving as a dynamic portal that provides a variety of educational features and opportunities, the new website is raising the Institute's profile internationally and furthering its goals of providing an open fonun and building a global community for pluralistic Jewish discourse. With topical Op-Ed cohunns by key scholars, reports on ongoing research, articles on scholars' books, educational curricula, video lectures, audio programs, live online broadcasts and regular updates on the Institute's activities, the website was viewed more than 600,000 times in 2008 by more than 100,000 unique users. Videos of lectures, seminars, classes and interviews have been seen more than 50,000 times and traffic regularly tops more than 1,000 daily page views.

"Last year my wife and I lived in Jerusalem. I now work for AIPAC and am a Board Member of a Conservative Shul in Palo Alto, CA. Recently, I've been downloading Hartman Institute Podcasts to my iPod for my commute. They have been excellent and it has been great to squeeze in Torah given my extremely busy schedule."

- Thomas J oheuix

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Targeting young Jews during the formative high school years, the center cultivates outstanding teachers, compelling curricula and effective school leadership capable of inspiring the next generation with a lifelong commitment to Judaism.

DUCATION

Melamdim - School for Teacher Education

MA program in partnership with Tel Aviv University, training a cross-denominational cadre ofjewish Studies teachers and rabbi-educators to bring Judaism to life for teens in Israel and North America

This year Melamdim graduated its second cohort of teachers for North American and Israeli high schools of all denominations. Having completed a two-year MA program at tlle Hartman Institute and Tel Aviv University, the new graduates are now teaching in high schools in cities such as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Chicago and Los Angeles, with the goal of inspiring young minds through Jewish education. Melamdim's first cohort of graduates came to SHI for an intensive summer seminar in which they joined master teachers in exploring the subject of Tikkun Olam; this topic is particularly important in the context ofjewish high school education in North America, where students gTOW up without access to a national realm ofIewish expression and experience.

Ma'atzim - Resource Center for Israeli High Schools

A nationwide enriclnnent and resource center that develops meaningful, dynamic and relevant Jewish Studies programs in non-religious high schools across Israel

Broadening, deepening and enriching the Jewish education provided to students in dozens of nonreligious high schools across Israel, this year Ma'atzim provided: yearlong professional enriclnnent courses for 20 principals and 33 leading Jewish Studies teachers; a yearlong training course in Beit Midrash facilitation for 14 educators; and seminar days for hundreds of teachers and high school students. Evidencing a powerful new direction of growth, Ma'atzim partnered with the municipalities of Ashdod and Rishon LeZion, providing the former with a two-day seminar for 20 principals on educational leadership and the latter with a six-day seminar for teachers on issues such as Judaism and democracy. Ma'atzim also provided intensive professional consulting to approximately 20 high schools, leading to concrete changes in schools' Jewish Studies programs and commitments.

Charles E. Smith Experimental Boys' High School

An institute founded on a dual commitment to educational excellence and community responsibility

This year the Charles E. Smith High School - SHI's laboratory for developing innovations in Modern Orthodox Jewish education - provided rigorous studies in Jewish and general subjects to 350 students from grades 7 through 12. In keeping with its mission, the award-winning high school continued to foster in its students a deep respect for tradition alongside a commitment to tolerance, critical thinking and community involvement. Recent expressions of students' community involvement included: a year-round volunteerism project designed to benefit disadvantaged members of Israeli society; a road-safety program targeting Israel's high rate of accident-related deaths; and a student council that undertakes activities for the benefit of the greater community. Students further distinguished themselves, yet again, by winning national competitions of merit. Most recently, 12tll grade student Shlomo Roiter won an essay contest conducted by the American Embassy in Tel Aviv in recognition of the recent American elections.

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Tichon - Training Institute for Community High Schools of North America

A unique program for leading community high schools across North America, training teachers, principals and curriculum writers to revitalize DiasporaJewish education

Leveraging community schools' role in nurturing pluralistic Jewish identities among North American high school students, this year the first cohort of Tichon Fellows - 15 master Jewish Studies teachers of community schools - studied and worked, collaboratively and individually, on a series of original new curricular lmits. Upon the units' anticipated completion in the summer of 2009, SRI will publish them and make them available for use in Jewish Studies classrooms at community high schools across North America. Cultivating effective, inspiring school leadership, the Visions Seminar convened in Jerusalem for an intensive seven days in the summer. The program provided eight leading principals and directors of community schools with a collegial seminar focused on the key questions confrontingJewish educators in community schools and their local population.

Tichon Fellows' First Cohort of Master Teachers

• Ellen Blumenthal, Sager Solomon Schechter Middle School, IL

• Dr. Sunnie Epstein, Akiba Hebrew Academy, PA

• Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, A. J. Hesche! Hebrew High School, NY

• Rabbi Mark Goodman, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, CA

• Rabbi Yosi Gordon, Tahuud Torah Day School, MN

• Rabbi Leah Kroll, Milken Community High School, CA

• Rabbi Jack Nahmod, Beit T'filoh Dahan Community High School, MD

• Robert Portnoe, Minneapolis Jewish Day School, MN

• Aviva Scheuer, Gann Academy, MA

• Jeremy Shine, Brandeis Hille! Day School, CA

• Jeff Spitzer, Cann Academy, MA

• Lee Weissman, Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School, CA

• Evan W olkenstein, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, CA

• Rabbi Yitzchak Zilbiger, Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, NY

Midrashiya - Girls' High School

A groundbreaking framework that educates Modern Orthodox young women to find inspiration in their religion, strength in their female identity and confidence in themselves

Pioneering a new model ofjewish education, the Midrashiya eschews traditional, frontal-style pedagogy in favor of a feminist pedagogical structure that equips young women to serve as future community leaders. Between its first and second years the Midrashiya expanded from 140 to 200 students, with plans to expand enrollment to 360 students in the future. Providing a rigorous academic education in both Jewish Studies and general studies, the Midrashiya goes beyond other girls' schools by incorporating a variety of unique programs that facilitate the development of value-driven, confident and socially committed women. The Body and Self program, by way of example, counteracts the unattainable ideals sold to young women by the mass media - and the low levels of self-esteem they engender - with classes that nurture students' emotional, psychological and physical development throughout their high school years. Physical outlets such as yoga, dance and meditation, and critical information in the areas of self-awareness, nutrition and living skills, empower each Midrashiya student to face her community, family and above all self, with confidence, acceptance and respect.

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The center serves as an intellectual, spiritual and professional resource for rabbis of all denominations, enhancing their ability to lead the modern search for Jewish identity.

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Rabbinic Leadership Initiative

Fostering an elite cadre of 80 North American rabbis to date, this three-year program deepens rabbis' understanding ofIewish thought, expands their leadership skills and nurtures their capacity to actively shape a contemporary Jewish agenda

In 2008, 27 North American rabbis embarked on their second year of training in the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI). Joining the ranks of the program's nearly 50 past participants, the rabbis engaged in weekly study sessions throughout the year, a month-long summer seminar in Israel and a one-week winter seminar in Israel. As the Jewish State marked its 60th year of independence, RLI deepened rabbis' understanding of the Zionist enterprise through weekly study of central Zionist texts and contemporary challenges facing Israel. Along with thought-provoking excursions in Israel and encounters with leading public figures, the rabbis acquired a deeper, more nuanced understanding of Israeli life and the opportunities as well as the challenges that it involves. In the four-week summer seminar, the rabbis studied the topic of Messianism and Images of God in an intensive framework consisting of classes from morning until night. Numerous North American federations continued to partner in RLI this year, underwriting the participation of up to three of their local rabbis in exchange for the benefits the community accrues thanks to the added leadership ideas and skills that RLI imparts.

RLI's third cohort and the number of families/individuals they serve:

Adam Scheier 1,600 Manes Kogan 450
Alan Lucas 950 Mari Chernow 1,100
Batsheva Meiri 285 Mark Diamond 300
David Frank 850 Menashe East 90
David Thomas 340 Morley Feinstein 550
Debra Landsberg 360 Neil Zuckerman 870
Etan Mintz 150 Ron Aigen 480
James A. Gibson 887 Ross Singer 1,500
Jeffrey Fox 100 Samuel Gordon 325
Jessica Spitalnic Brockman 1,350 Scott Meltzer 350
Jonah Layman 270 Shira Milgrom 800
Josh Zweiback 1,490 Steven Moskowitz 150
Judith HaLevy 250 Vernon Kurtz 1,070
Lavey Derby 575
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Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar

The largest interdenominational gathering of its kind, this seminar draws rabbis from around the world each summer for two weeks of intensive study, pluralistic dialogue and collegial sharing of best rabbinic practices

Bringing together close to 100 rabbis from across North America, the Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar (RTS) focused in 2008 on the theme of Sacred Narratives and jewish Collective Memory. At the watershed moment of Israel's 60lli anniversary of independence and the anticipated shift in American politics, the rabbis studied and debated what narratives the Jewish people remember and why, how such narratives inform Jewish identity today, and what leadership role rabbis can play in cultivating powerful, positive and empowering collective memories. Highlight events included a joint lecture on the New American Judaism by Rabbi Avi Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and a panel discussion on the controversial topic of conversion, featuring Rabbis David Ellenson and Donniel Hartman, Rabbi Einat Ramon, Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, and Stuart Schotlman, SHI scholar and editor of its new journal Havmta. Structured as an annual two-week encounter between professional rabbis from North America and renowned Jewish scholars and public figures, RTS served as a rare interdenominational fonun for rabbinic development. According to participants - more than 50% of whom were returning after taking part in previous summers - RTS provided precious intellectual and spiritual enriclnnent, novel practical ideas and concepts, and enhanced appreciation for the value of pluralism.

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Recognizing their pivotal role as primary change agents, the center provides lay leaders in Israel and North America with the knowledge, skills and vision to build vibrant Jewish communities and institutions.

AY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION

Ma'agalim - Beit Midrash for Lay Leadership

A series of seminars bringing together prominent change agents from a variety of backgrounds and professions for a critical examination of the complexities of}ewish-Israeli identity

Stimulating and at the same time meeting the growing demand for pluralistic Jewish study programs within Israel, 2008 marked Ma'agalim's further expansion to new target populations, including third sector professionals representing Jewish philanthropic entities and experienced Israeli diplomats who served with the country's Foreign Ministry. SRI launched the latter just this fall in order to deepen diplomats' grasp of the unique challenges facing overseas jewry and expand their commitment to Jewish pluralism abroad as well as at home. The former, which began in the fall of 2007, consisted of a first-time initiative called the Foundation Forum Beit Midrash, and was a unique attempt to address some of the dilemmas facing philanthropists who aspire to strengthen and enrich the State of Israel. With sessions every two weeks, the program brought together twenty local representatives of foundations and federations (including New York and San Francisco) for joint study ofjewish texts and related discussion.

"Shifting Israeli discourse by reconnecting it to tile sources of the Jewish People - which are tile key to our continued existence - [Ma'agalim] selves a critical role in contemporary Israeli life. The program is unique in its inclusiveness: it makes room for participants' different beliefs, backgrounds and professions, and focuses on our common desire to investigate the values and outlooks inherent in Jewish sources, so that we may incorporate them into our daily lives. I can say with near certainty that each participant is integrating tile material we are learning. The sources are progressively becoming a resource that we tum to, impacting our perspective, our language, and our activities."

- Rachel Talmi, Assistant Director of Israel's Sheba Hospital

Lev Aharon - Senior IDF Officers' Program

Jewish identity seminars conducted in partnership with the IDF, empowering thousands of the military's senior officers to promote the values of Iudaism, democracy and religious pluralism as commarlders and as future leaders of Israeli society

The fundamental, existential questions with which Israelis contend regarding Jewish identity and peoplehood are particularly intense and relevant in the context of military service and its demand for self-sacrifice and endangerment. In 2008, Lev Aharon worked with nearly 1,000 officers of the highest ranks. These officers took part in Lev Aharon on the heels of tile Israel-wide tender in 2007 that awarded SRI the opportunity to provide the IDF's senior officers with jewish identity education. In keeping with its aim, Lev Aharon equipped Majors, lieutenant Colonels and Colonels this year with an understanding of the relevance of] ewish heritage and values to their military role. Lev Aharon strengthened the J ewish- Israeli identity of these senior officers and empowered them in their ability to converse with soldiers about the relevance ofjewish-Israeli identity to the ethos and operations of the IDF. Alongside this main program thrust, Lev Aharon provided short term programming for specific gTOUpS within the IDF, including the Teleprocessing Branch of the IDF's Intelligence Unit, the Tactical Command College (also called tile Command Academy), the IDF Officers Academy and the Air Force. The IDF's appreciation for Lev Aharon and the benefits it facilitates was evident in the proliferation of requests that SRI received for further programming, in the fact that the IDF turned participation in Lev Aharon into a condition for achieving rank and in the Israeli Chief of Staff's official visit to SRI this past spring.

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Lay Leadership Summer Retreat

A weeklong seminar for lay leaders of all denominations comprising in-depth explorations of jewish texts and teachings, presentations by prominent scholars and public figures, and firsthand encounters with Israeli life

Bringing together over 70 leaders from Jewish communities of all denominations across North America, in 2008 the intensive Lay Leadership Summer Retreat served Hartman graduates as well as newcomers. The program provided two study tracks - one explored 'Canonical jewish Books', and the other 'Sacred Jewish Narratives and Collective Memory'. Participants spent two weeks learning and dialoguing within a heterogeneous group of community leaders, engaging with key figures from Israeli and North American Jewish life, and discovering the opportunities and complexities of life in Israel 60 years after the creation of the state.

Global Beit Midrash for Lay Leadership

A series of monthly interactive study sessions broadcast from Jerusalem, bringing together hundreds of community leaders across the continent to debate fundamental questions of contemporary Judaism

In addition to serving nearly 400 people from across North America, this year the Global Beit Midrash expanded yet again to new target populations. Acting on its mandate to teach and inspire Jewish leaders, the Center for Lay Leadership Education launched a new strategic partnership with the Professional Leaders Project [PLP], providing more than 70 outstanding American Jewish leaders in their 20s and 30s with a series of interactive study sessions addressing pressing issues facing modern Jewry. Meeting at sites in both Los Angeles and Washington, DC, the program teaches young leaders to utilize Jewish thought and values to understand and respond to critical contemporary concerns. Launched with PLP Executive Director Rhoda Weisman following her participation in the Lay Leadership Summer Retreat, the new partnership draws on SHI's scholarship to impact on the personal and professional lives of upcoming young Jewish leaders.

Global Beit Midrash Partners - 2008

Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School/Temple Chai, Phoenix

American jewish Committee, Los Angeles; Jewish Community Center of San Francisco; Taube Center forjewish Life / Congregation Emanuel; Professional Leadership Program; Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles; Hillel: Yitzchak Rabin Center forjewish life at UCLA

• Florida Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

• Georgia Or Hadash, Atlanta

• Illinois Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago; Beth Shalom, Northbrook

• Michigan Alliance forjewish Education/Jewish Federation of Detroit

• Montreal Dorshei Emet; Shaar Hashomayim

• Arizona

• California

• :t\TY American Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Westchester site; UJA Federation :t\TY, Nassau County

• Toronto Beth Tzedec Congregation; Holy Blossom Temple; Shaar Shalom Synagogue; Temple Emanu-El

• Washington Hillel: Foundation forjewish Campus life at the University of Washington, Seattle

• Washington DC Hillel: Foundation forjewish Campus life; Jewish Federation of Greater Washington / Beth El of Montgomery County

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Combating the growing alienation from Judaism among secular youth, Be'eri operates as a network of non-religious high schools, transforming Jewish Studies into a cornerstone of Israeli education.

E'ERI

Be'eri - Pluralistic Israeli High Schools

Exploding onto the Israeli educational scene, Be' eri doubled its reach and impact at the end of 2008, working with 20,000 students across Israel. The multi-component program laid the foundations for creating a statewide network of public high schools engaged in transforming pluralistic Jewish Studies into a cornerstone of secular Israeli education. Partners in Be'eri include philanthropists from Israel and North America, the Israeli government and local Israeli municipalities. Be'eri selves as a jewish Studies funding, resource, training and support center for non-religious high schools, providing each school in the program with:

Expanded Jewish Studies Funding

A threefold increase in jewish Studies classroom hours.

6:omprehensive Jewish Studies Curriculum

Israel's first comprehensive, holistic Jewish Studies curriculum for secondary schools and the individual teaching units to put it into practice.

Educator Training and Enrichment

Training programs that produce an elite cadre of Iewish Studies teachers, while providing intensive professional enrichment to principals and veteran educators.

beadership Programs

The cultivation of a core group of student and parent leaders who actively promote Jewish tradition and values within the school community.

6:ommunity Learning

An intergenerational and informal Beit Midrash program that brings students, teachers and parents together on a regular basis for Jewish study and dialogue.

Rrofessional Facilitation

Professional Jewish Studies facilitation to each and every school.

4/ Educational Revolution

Be' eri has radically altered the nature of the environment in 19 secular high schools across Israel, imbuing each with a pluralistic Jewish character. The program has tripled the number of hours that thousands of students spend learning Jewish Studies in the classroom and added a series of] ewish enrichment programs outside of the classroom. Be' eri has also recruited a core gTOUp of student leaders and parent leaders in each of the participating schools to take an active role in promoting Jewish pluralism. These accomplishments are causing a fundamental shift in students' attitudes toward their Jewish heritage - replacing ambivalence and even hostility with familiarity, acceptance and identification.

/ National Growth

Be'eri has grown from 11 to 19 high schools. Operating in six geographic regions across the Jewish State, Be'eri is in the process of creating regional educational centers that provide tailored responses to local needs.

/ Israel's First Comprehensive, Pluralistic Jewish Curriculum

Be'eri has created Israel's first comprehensive curricular program for non-religious secondary level Jewish Studies and a growing series of individual teaching tmits to implement it. Blending jewish learning with insights and teachings from modem Western thought and contemporary culture, the Be'eri curricuhun renders Jewish Studies relevant and compelling to secular Israeli teens.

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6:urricular Units Produced to Date:

• Toward tile Bar Mitzvah Year affords a cross-disciplinary investigation of issues central to adolescent development, such as independence, maturity, responsibility, family and Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

• Magic of tile Misluui opens an exciting window for non-religious teens into the dynamic and highly complex world of] ewish law, language and personalities.

• Meimouides'(Mishneh. Torah provides select texts from this landmark work, introducing students to the panorama of issues addressed by Jewish law and its underlying ideas.

• Jewish Values tbrougli tile Holidays uses the familiar Jewish calendar as a springboard for exploring core Jewish values essential to the development of a new generation of responsible, caring Israeli adults. The Ministry of Education recently adopted this unit as an official replacement for the existing curricuhun on Jewish festivals taught throughout Israel.

• Individual and Society analyzes crucial issues arising from the relationship between the individual and the community.

• Circles of Belonging examines the issues and models ofjewish identity from a variety of different vantage points.

• Judaism and Dernocracyfurthers the crucial aim of nurturing responsible and moral citizens through a joint examination ofjewish sources and democratic values.

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INANCIAL REPORT

Breakdown of Actual Expenditures by Program Area

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Fundraising and P.ublic Relations

Breakdown of Actual Expenditures by Use

US$ 1,1!97,000 1,608,000 1,663,000 3,122,000

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Shalom Hartman Institute - Board of Di rectors and Executive Staff

Robert P. Kogod, President David Hartman, Co-Director Donniel Hartman, Co-Director Hana Gilat, Executive Director

Doron Tashtit, Administrative Director Amatzia Ginat, Chief Financial Officer Haim Solomon, Treasurer

Itzik Benbaji, Coordinator, Center for Advanced Iudaic Studies Bill Berk, Director, Center for Rabbinic Enrichment

Ariel Picard, Director, Center for Education

Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Director, Center for Lay Leadership Education Leah Beinhaker, Director, Development and Public Relations

American Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute - Board of Directors

Fred Lafer, President

Angelica Berrie, Vice-President Richard Kaufman, Past President

Warren]. Sinsheimer, Secretary and Treasurer Alfredo F. Borodowski, Executive Director Jacqie Bayley

Paul S. Berger

Scott Berrie

Stanley Chais

lloyd E. Cots en

Charles DikeI'

Rae Finegood

Alan A. Fischer

Laraine Fischer

Joel L. Fleishman

Sidney G. Friedman

Donald Friend

Marc Cary

Michelle Gary

Charles H. Goochnan

Ed1an Horwitz

Peter A.Joseph Sylvia Kaufman Robert P. Kogod Brian Lurie Charlotte Newberger Michael Newberger Bernard Plum Lester Pollack Ronald A. Sedley Florence Sinsheimer Jeffrey M. Snyder Alayne ,IV. Sulkin Robert M. Sulkin Joel D. Tauber Shelley Tauber Philip Wachs Gordon B. Zacks Eric]. Zahler

Karen Gantz Zahler

Canadian Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute - Board of Directors

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