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 Program: Jewish Values and the Ethical Now
Presenters: Rabbi                         Julia Watts Belser, Ph.D.,                      Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., Rabbi                        David Teutsch, Ph.D.

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

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.

 

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

Co-sponsored by the National Museum of American Jewish History