Words and Ideas
Words and Ideas at the EDCJCC: bringing together dynamic thought-leaders to examine contemporary questions through a Jewish lens.
As part of this past fall's Words and Ideas Symposium, we had the pleasure of welcoming Alan Alda in conversation with Shankar Vedantam for an episode of NPR's The Hidden Brain. Click here to listen to the podcast!
Compassion, Love, and the American Future: Rabbi Shai Held in Conversation with Martha Nussbaum
Moderated by Larissa MacFarquhar

Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC

The Edlavitch DCJCC is thrilled to bring Rabbi Shai Held and philosopher Martha Nussbaum together as part of our Words and Ideas program, which brings together dynamic thought-leaders to examine ideas, thought, and contemporary questions through a Jewish lens.

Join us for a lively and engaging conversation which will examine the role of compassion and humanity in today’s world, where these values seem almost passé. This panel will feature Rabbi Shai Held, co-founder of The Hadar Institute, one of the most innovative Jewish educational institutions in the world; Martha Nussbaum, one of America’s foremost authors and philosophers; and moderator Larissa MacFarquhar, staff writer at The New Yorker.