16 2017

CSP-Tradition and Change: Jewish Theological Seminary

7:15PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel 2111 Bryan Ave
Tustin, CA 92782

Contact Arie Katz

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

JTS was founded in 1886 as a reaction to the Pittsburgh Platform of the Reform movement. The Seminary struggled in its early years to distinguish itself from both HUC and the Lower East Side Orthodox Jews. In 1902 Solomon Schechter joined the Seminary as president and established it as a major academic institution. In 1972, JTS began to debate the ordination of women which was finally approved in 1983. This marked the legacy of Gershon Cohen as president and strengthened the Seminary as the Rabbinic institution of the Conservative Movement.


​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 CBI members

Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)