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Reform Judaism and the Kodak Instamatic

Saturday, June 10, 2023 21 Sivan 5783

9:30 AM - 10:30 AMTemple Israel

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Reform Judaism and the Kodak Instamatic 

With Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 

What do we do when the environment that sustained us for so long begins to transform?  What do we mean when we say we are “Reform Jews?”  What is “Reform Judaism” and how does an approach to Judaism now over 200 years old continue to drive meaning and purpose today? In this talk, we’ll explore the history of our Movement, the institutions that it created, and the ideas that drive it, and ask what it means for our future as modern Jews in North America. 

Saturday, June 10 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am | at Temple Israel

Registration required below or by calling the office at 314-432-8050.


About Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.  Dr. Rehfeld is the 10th President in the 147-year history of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and leads the four-campus international institution of Jewish higher education and seminary for Reform Judaism. Dr. Rehfeld has bridged both the academic and Jewish worlds as Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science with tenure at Washington University in St. Louis (2001 to 2019) and as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis (2012 to 2019). He has published on varied topics including democratic theory, voting rights, redistricting and the political uses of the Hebrew Bible. 

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