Exploring issues at the intersection of Judaism and democracy through a renewed look at the Israeli Declaration of Independence with Noga Brenner Samia and Rabbi David Starr.
Noga Brenner Samia was raised both in New York and Netanya. A sergeant in the IDF, Noga attained a B.Sc (cum laude) in industrial engineering and management (Technion), an MBA (Washington University, St. Louis) and an MA in pluralistic Jewish education (HUC/Hebrew University.) She worked in the military and pharmaceutical industries before joining KolDor as executive director. She is currently deputy director of BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change and a teacher at the Secular Yeshiva. Noga was ordained by the Rabbanut Yisraelit (Oranim/Hartman). She is the founder of a Jewish renewal community in Tel Mond, where she lives with her husband and three children.
Rabbi David Starr, Ph.D., is the executive director of Tzion, a program for Israel literacy, and a research associate at the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, Brandeis University. He previously served as scholar-in-residence for Israel education and programs at Gann Academy, the pluralistic Jewish high school in greater Boston. He was the founding dean of Me’ah and vice president at Hebrew College, and teaches on the faculty of the Wexner Heritage Program. He lectures on topics related to history and religion. David is currently writing a biography of Solomon Schechter and a study of Me’ah and its impact on adults and community. He holds a doctorate in history and Jewish studies from Columbia and rabbinic ordination from JTS.+ More... - Less...
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