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March 10-11, 2019

Jewish Values and the Ethical Now

A Conference in Celebration of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D.

Jewish Values & the Ethical Now: A Conference in Celebration of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D.

Make a donation to The David A. Teutsch Fund for Ethical Leadership

This conference brough leading Jewish ethicists into conversation with the students and colleagues of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D., who engage ethics in their work as rabbis, leaders, and professionals. It was a great success.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Seminar A: Leadership, Power, and Gender
Louis E. Newman, Ph.D.“Elements of a Jewish Ethic of Leadership”
Ruth W. Messinger Leadership and Moral Courage”
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. Digging Trenches and Digging Wells”
Rabbi Georgette Kennebrae “The Ethics of Esther Moments”
Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman, Ph.D. chairs

Public Symposium: Jewish Values and the Ethical Now
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D.“What we misunderstand about ‘Values’: Jewish Ethics as Halakhah”
Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, Ph.D. “Drawing Torah from Troubling Texts: Gender, Disability, and Jewish Feminist Ethics”
Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. responds

Monday, March 11, 2019

Seminar B: Voice of the Spirit in Prayer; Voice of the Spirit in Action
Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, Ph.D. “Judaism as a Conversation”
Rabbi Toba Spitzer “Rain of Justice, Voice from Sinai: Theology, Ethics, and Metaphor”
Reverend Katie Day, Ph.D. “Empathy and Ethics in Navigating Pluralism”
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D. responds
Elsie Stern, Ph.D. chairs

Seminar C:  Ethical Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, D.Min.
Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin
Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman
Rabbi Jacob J. Staub, Ph.D. 
chairs

Closing Session
Rabbi Jonathan Crane, Ph.D.
Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman, Ph.D.
Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D.