Thursday, March 9, 2017
7 PM at Temple Chai map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)
The New York Times called 2015 “The Year we Obsessed Over Identity.” Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner have publicly challenged inherited notions of identity. At the same time, the American Jewish community is having an identity crisis of its own. In this session, Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D., will discuss the shifting tides of identity within the American Jewish community and beyond, and offer some prescriptions for how we should respond.
Darren Kleinberg is Head of School at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, CA, and a faculty member of the Wexner Heritage Program. Previously, he was the founding Executive Director of Valley Beit Midrash. Ordained in 2005, Rabbi Kleinberg received his doctorate in 2014. The title of his forthcoming book is Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity.