14 2017

CSP: Adapting Russian Judaism to the American Landscape

12:15PM - 1:15PM  

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Contact Arie Katz
(949) 682-4040

Rabbi Adam Mintz
16th Annual CSP Summer Scholar
(Aug 14-17, 2017 - see other dates for additional topics, dates)

As over 2 million Eastern European Jews arrived on the shores of America during the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these leaders and their leaders were faced with the challenge of adapting their lives and their Judaism to America and to the uniquely American culture. We will explore this process of adaption and adoption. Was it successful? How did it shape the experience of Americans Jews until today?


Adam Mintz, a Modern Orthodox rabbi in NYC, believes that the greatest challenge facing 21st century Jewry is the creation of educated Jews who understand that the key to the Jewish future is the appreciation of the Jewish past. Toward this goal, Rabbi Mintz teaches Jewish history, law &  thought in a variety of venues. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at City College, New York and a member of the Talmud faculty at Yeshivat Maharat. He is the rabbi and founder of Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan.


$10.00 per person for each event or $36 for all four  Free to CSP $180+ Members with RSVP before August 10, 2017 Special rates for US members

Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)