Raising Courageous Jews: A Guide Through the Cultural Minefield
Liel Leibovitz (Tablet)
Jonathan Silver (Mosaic)
Eric Cohen (Tikvah)
Monday, December 13, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET
at the Young Israel of Scarsdale
1313 Weaver St, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Join Us In-Person or on Zoom!
Over the past many months, parents around the country have awakened to a new set of challenges related to race, gender, religious identity, and the meaning of America itself. In this cultural minefield, Jewish families face unique questions. How can we educate our children to be committed citizens, proud Zionists, and courageous Jews? How deeply have anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist ideas penetrated mainstream American culture and universities? How do we help Jewish children—and all American children—navigate the moral hazards they will face academically, culturally, and religiously? How can parents reassert their authority in shaping the moral and religious formation of their children?
Our community needs to discuss these questions, and Tikvah’s Jewish Parents Forum is inviting everyone to join the conversation: parents and students, educators and lay leaders, conservatives and liberals, to think together about the new forces at play in our institutions, media, and culture.
Join Eric Cohen, the Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund, along with Liel Leibovitz of Tablet and Jonathan Silver of Mosaic for a spirited conversation at the Young Israel of Scarsdale.
You are invited to join us in person (Young Israel of Scarsdale 1313 Weaver St, Scarsdale, NY 10583) or via livestream over Zoom!
Our Panelists Include:
Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet and the author of several books, including, most recently, A Broken Hallelujah, a spiritual biography of Leonard Cohen. He also the co-host of Tablet‘s Unorthodox podcast and host of their Daf Yomi podcast, Take One.
Jonathan Silver is the editor of Mosaic, host of the Tikvah Podcast, and from 2018–2020, served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Leadership Conference. He was educated at Tufts University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and holds a PhD from the Department of Government at Georgetown University.
Eric Cohen has been the Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund since 2007. He was the founder and remains editor-at-large of the New Atlantis, serves as the Executive Director of the Jewish Review of Books, and is the Publisher of Mosaic. He is an adjunct fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and previously served as a Senior Consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. Mr. Cohen has published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, Commentary, National Affairs, and First Things. He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002).