Lecture Topics

Leadership

  • A Brief History of Jewish Leadership
  • American Jewry's Leadership Crisis
  • Arguments for the Sake of Heaven: Of Rabbis and Philanthropists
  • Attracting and Retaining First-Rate Professionals
  • Autocrats, Mystics, and Messiahs: Charismatic Leadership in Judaism
  • But…I’m Not in Charge: Leadership Without Title
  • Effective Lay-Professional Relationships
  • The Ethics of Effective Leadership
  • The Evolution of Rabbinic Authority
  • From Sanctuary to Boardroom: A Jewish Approach to Leadership
  • Jewish Leadership for the Twenty-First Century
  • Jewish Leadership in the Modern Period
  • Leading Change: A Premodern Case Study
  • Leading in the Jewish Community
  • Major Themes and Trends in Contemporary Jewish Communal Leadership
  • Models of Jewish Communal Leadership
  • Money Talks: Wealth, Leadership, and the Jewish Community
  • Moses: Lessons in Leadership
  • Of Lions, Foxes and Wolves: Jewish Leadership for Jewish Professionals
  • Power, Authority, and Decision Making in Medieval Jewish Communities
  • Power-Sharing in the Jewish Community
  • Reinventing Lay Leadership Education in the American Jewish Community
  • Ten Things Every (Jewish) Leader Needs To Know
  • Towards an Authentic and Effective Model of Jewish Leadership
  • What Jewish Leaders Need to Know About Jewish Leadership
  • Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
  • Workplace Happiness and the Jewish Question

The Contemporary Jewish Community

  • Between Pervasive Secularism and Creeping Fundamentalism: Recent Trends in the American Jewish Community
  • Building A Jewish Community of Excellence
  • The Changing Nature of the Contemporary Jewish Community
  • Discontinuous Change and the American Jewish Community
  • Israel Diaspora Relations: Trouble in Paradise?
  • The Myths of Jewish Continuity
  • Post-Modernism and the Quest for Jewish Spirituality
  • The State of Israel: Golemic or Messianic?
  • This American Jewish Life
  • What Demographic Studies Really Tell Us About American Jewry in the 21st Century

General Judaica

  • The Book of Job and the Problem of Evil
  • Good God, Raw Deal? Jewish Responses to Suffering
  • Jewish Concepts of God
  • Jewish Ethics For the Modern Jew
  • Jewish Humor: A Study in American Jewish Identity
  • Jewish Theology For Our Time
  • Kohelet: The Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Modern Jewish History
  • The Mystical Tradition in Judaism
  • The Religious Worldview of Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Two Jews, Three Opinions - Religious Movements in Judaism
  • What Happened At Sinai: How Non-Orthodox Jews Understand Revelation