Rabbinic Leaders: Why We Value the Free Expression of Ideas

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Rabbinic Leaders: Why We Value the Free Expression of Ideas

In this profoundly contentious ideological moment, many of us are looking to our spiritual leaders to learn what it means to be a Jew in an Open Society. Please join us online as we convene a panel of four prominent rabbis from different movements for a lively, informed conversation on the place of liberal values in the United States today.

Meet Our Panelists

Rabbi David Wolpe
Rabbi David Wolpe

Conservative

Named one of the 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles in 2016 and again in 2017, Most Influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek, and one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the World by The Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple. Rabbi Wolpe previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA.

Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm

Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm

Orthodox

Founder of The Joshua Network, Rabbi Lamm is one of the youngest leaders of a major Jewish organization in the U.S., serving as chief executive of Bnai Zion, which has supported educational and humanitarian projects in the United States and Israel for over 112 years. Rabbi Lamm is a Princeton-trained historian of religion.

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

Reform

Author of numerous books on Jewish spirituality and ethics, Rabbi Salkin is winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award for the best religion book published in the United States. He serves as the spiritual leader of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Rabbi Serena Eisenberg

Rabbi Serena Eisenberg

Reconstructionist

Director of the Northern California American Jewish Committee since February 2018. Rabbi Eisenberg had previously spent ten years as Executive Director of Hillels at Stanford University and Brown University.  She was a Wexner Graduate Fellow while obtaining ordination at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. 

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Moderator: Dr. Monica Osborne

Author, professor, and expert in critical theory, Dr. Osborne is the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values Scholar-in-Residence.  She heads up the Jewish Journal’s The Speech Project which discusses issues of free speech and brings resources to combat the growth of illiberalism.

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