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Next Generation Jews

Yehuda Kurtzer talks Jewish identity and the American Jewish future with three participants in the Hartman Teen Fellowship.

Hartman Teen Fellows (Image: Shalom Hartman Institute)
Hartman Teen Fellows (Image: Shalom Hartman Institute)

American Jews have a long tradition of being anxious about the next generation of American Jews. Are they sufficiently engaged in Jewish communal life? How are they forming opinions about Zionism and Israel? Are they successfully maintaining tradition (whatever that means)? And what does all that mean for what American Judaism might look like in 20, 30, or 50 years from now?

In this episode, host Yehuda Kurtzer is joined by Sofia, Daniel, and Rivka — three high school students who are currently participating in the Hartman Teen Fellowship— for a conversation about Jewish identity and the American Jewish future. They discuss what Jewish learning means to them, how Jewish institutions can better address the challenges facing teenagers, and their dreams for American Jewish life. Listen here:

Identity/Crisis is a weekly podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute about news and ideas.

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