Is Jewish life in North America on the wane? Or is it thriving, in reimagined ways and unexpected places?
In their new book, Rabbis Benjamin Spratt (of Congregation Rodeph Sholom at 7 West 83rd Street) and Joshua Stanton (of East End Temple at 245 East 17th Street) invite debate about the future of Jewish communal life in North America and claim that inspired, nimble religious organizations of all kinds are now retooling to meet the very different needs of today’s congregants. They show us new organizations now being created and argue that we are already witnessing the early stages of renewal in both Jewish life and in religious life outside Judaism.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to “Awakenings: Transforming America for Good,” an exclusive event celebrating the publication of Awakenings: American Jewish Transformations in Identity, Leadership, and Belonging, the inspiring book written by Rabbis Spratt and Stanton.
The event will take place on September 12 at 7:00 p.m.
They have assembled an all-star panel of thought leaders for this event: Alex Hardiman, Chief Product Officer of The New York Times; Seema Mody, Global Markets Reporter for CNBC; and Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith America.
Hardiman, Mody and Patel will discuss ways various sectors are confronting and adapting to the profound changes in society and how those awakenings speak to the transformations organizations and institutions must make.
A champagne toast will take place at the conclusion of the event, and attendees are invited to bring their copies of Awakenings to be signed by Rabbi Spratt and Rabbi Stanton.
Please RSVP here.