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The Grand Event: November 2 at Altria Theater

Yehuda Kurtzer

JCFR’s Grand Event is set for Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Altria Theater.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, who is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute.

The Grand Event chairs are Anne and Charley Scher and Shelly and Win Gouldin, who invite community members to join them for a spectacular evening.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with Cocktails and a Buffet; the program is set for 7 p.m. – followed by a dessert reception. 

Yehuda is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life.

He led the creation of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America in 2010 as a pioneering research and educational center for the leadership of the North American Jewish community, and teaches in its many platforms for Rabbis, lay leaders, Jewish professionals, and leaders of other faith communities.

He is the co-creator of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project, which seeks to bridge between Israel and world Jewry through content, curriculum, and cutting-edge educational programs.

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