2019 Conference for Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. | Reconstructing Judaism

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.

Sunday, March 10 - Monday, March 11, 2019

National Museum of American Jewish History 
Philadelphia, PA

The conference will bring leading Jewish ethicists into conversation with students and colleagues of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D., who engage ethics in their work as rabbis, leaders, and professionals.  
 

Featured Speakers

  • Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Jonathan Crane, Ph.D.
  • The Reverend Katie Day, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Amy Eilberg, D.Min.
  • Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Asher Lopatin
  • Ruth W. Messinger
  • Louis E. Newman, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer
  • Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Mira Wasserman, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.
  • Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D.
  • Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman
     

Conference Program

Sunday, March 10, 2019

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Seminar A: Leadership, Power, and Gender
Presenters: Louis E. Newman, Ph.D., Ruth W. Messinger, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.

7:30 pm – 9:15 pm Public Symposium: Jewish Values and the Ethical Now
Presenters: Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, Ph.D. on Drawing Torah from Troubling Texts: Gender, Disability, and Jewish Feminist Ethics
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. on What we misunderstand about ‘Values’: Jewish Ethics as Halakhah
Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. responds

9:15 pm – 10:00 pm Dessert reception

Monday, March 11, 2019

9:30 am – 11:30 am Seminar B: Can Pluralism Guide us to Ethical Action?
                        Presenters: Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, Ph.D., Rabbi                         Toba Spitzer, Reverend Katie Day, Ph.D., Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D.

11:30 pm – 12:15 pm Boxed Kosher Lunch

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm 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 Staub, Ph.D.-Chair

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Closing Session
Rabbi             Jonathan Crane, Ph.D., Rabbi Mira Wasserman, Ph.D.,             Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D.

 

Planning Your Attendance

Registration is open!  Click here to register.

Rooms at a special rate for conference participants can be booked here — blocks from the museum, at the Wyndham.

 

Public Symposium co-sponsored by the Hebert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Museum of American Jewish History

Make a donation to The Center for Jewish Ethics in honor of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D.