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Jewish Book Festival: Zach Bodner and Leah Garber: Why Do Jewish? A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood

Zach Bodner, CEO of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, joins Leah Garber, Vice President of Israel Engagement of the JCC Association of America and Director of the Center for Israel Engagement in Jerusalem, to discuss what Jewish identity looks like in an era where identity is a choice. Bodner’s recent book, Why Do Jewish? contends that action is the key, and lays out a framework for “doing Jewish” using the word TACHLIS, Yiddish for “getting down to brass tacks.” Garber brings the Israeli perspective to questions of modern peoplehood, drawn from her experience in adult education and developing programming that helps forge ties between North American and Israeli communities in her work with JCC Association.

Sponsored by

Barnes Jewish Hospital,

Rabbi Carnie & Paulie Rose,

Sh’ma Listen! - Jewish Federation of St. Louis,

RubinBrown LLP

In person:
Performing Arts Center, upstairs

10:30 am

This event can be viewed virtually at community.jccstl.org

  • The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

    The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

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