The Shape of Our Zionism after October 7th

A Conversation with Rabbi Jeremy Barras and Rabbi Lauren Berkun.

Moderated by: Bobby Gilbert. Co-sponsored by unBIASed.

Join our panel as we address questions about how October 7th and its aftermath have shaped or reshaped Jewish peoplehood, Zionism, and our Jewish values orientation. October 7th shook our Zionist ideals in two powerful ways – our understanding of Jewish safety and our understanding of Jewish exceptionalism. The same exact thing has happened in America (particularly on college campuses). What are our core challenges, and where do we go from here?

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Our panelists:

Rabbi Lauren Berkun is a Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she directs Rabbinic Initiatives and is a member of the senior executive team. She also oversees staff education, training and curriculum development for Hartman’s iEngage project. She is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, graduate of Princeton University with a BA in Religion and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Lauren was a Wexner Graduate Fellow, a CLAL Rabbinic Intern, and a Rabbinic Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. She has also served as the JTS Midwest KOLLOT Rabbinic Scholar, Director of Lifelong Learning at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Michigan, and frequent scholar-in-residence for leadership seminars at Jewish Federations across North America.

Robert “Bobby” Gilbert has deep roots in South Florida. Bobby was born and raised in Miami, where his family settled nearly 100 years ago. Bobby graduated from the University of Miami School of Law.

Bobby has more than three decades of experience in complex business litigation, class actions and multidistrict litigation. He has been appointed lead and co-lead counsel, coordinating counsel and liaison counsel in class actions in federal and state courts. Bobby has served as trial counsel in class actions and complex business litigation tried before judges, juries and arbitrators. He has argued dozens of appeals, including two precedent-setting cases before the Supreme Court of Florida.

Bobby lectures on class action and MDL issues. In 2015, Bobby was an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he co-taught a course on complex litigation in federal courts that focused on multidistrict litigation and class actions.

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Thursday, May 16 2024
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