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Jul 01 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Judaism Is About Love

Part of our summer learning series JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact 

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Monday, July 1
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With Rabbi Shai Held, PhD (Rabbinical School ’99 and Kekst Graduate School ’99), President and Dean, Hadar Institute

The Zoom link for all sessions in the JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact series will be in the confirmation email that you receive after you register.

Shai Held

Rabbi Shai Held—philosopher, theologian, and Bible scholar—is president and dean at the Hadar Institute. He received the prestigious Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education and has been named multiple times by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America and by the Jewish Daily Forward as one of the fifty most prominent Jews in the world. Rabbi Held is the author of Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence (2013), The Heart of Torah (2017), and Judaism Is About Love (2024), and he is the host of Hadar’s newest podcast, Answers WithHeld.

About the Series

Our esteemed JTS alumni are making important contributions through their work as scholars and thought leaders in their fields. Join them this summer for nine outstanding learning sessions. Through their engagement with Jewish text, history, and thought, they are enhancing the spiritual and personal lives of individuals, building more inclusive communities, and preparing the leaders of tomorrow, ensuring a stronger Jewish future.