join in an important discussion for our community:
engaging israel: foundations for a new relationship







Check out what the Shalom Hartman Institute is saying about iEngage:





Rabbi Barbara Penzner, Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, West Roxbury, MA


Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA



Led by the Emanu-El clergy, in partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute, the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Relations Council


The goal of the iEngage Project is to respond to growing feelings of disenchantment and disinterest toward Israel among an ever-increasing number of Jews worldwide by creating a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life. Through text study, lectures, lively group discussion supported by text packets and video lessons, we are pleased to bring this world-renowned program to the Emanu-El Community!


Weekly Topics Include:

  • Crisis to Covenant
  • Religion and Peoplehood
  • Sovereignty and Identity
  • Power and Powerlessness
  • War and Occupation
  • Morality on the Battlefield
  • Jewish and Democratic State
  • Religious Pluralism and Human Rights
  • Values Nation

This class will be offered at two convenient times and locations – Thursdays at 7:00 pm at Temple Emanu-El or downtown at The Contemporary Jewish Museum at the noon lunch hour on Tuesdays. Bring your own lunch or enjoy a meal from the newly opened Wise Sons Delicatessen at the CJM!



Congregation Emanu-El Location, Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Spring Trimester: Judaism and Democracy - March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 29; May 8, 15, 22

Contemporary Jewish Museum Location, Tuesdays Noon - 1:00 pm 

Spring Trimester: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6, 13, 20

Learn More!


Check out the details for the Thursday 7:00 pm option at The Temple 


Check out the details for the Tuesday noon option downtown at The Contemporary Jewish Museum 

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