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Subject: "Louis Finkelstein and the Conservative Movement: Conflict and Growth" at The Library
Date: Monday, October 19, 2009, 5:49 PM
Louis Finkelstein and the Conservative Movement: Conflict and Growth
A Discussion With the Author, Rabbi Michael Greenbaum, Vice Chancellor and COO, JTS
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
7:30 p.m., Stein Chapel, JTSDr. Greenbaum’s firsthand experiences with and intimate knowledge of The Jewish Theological Seminary and the Conservative Movement shed new light on the history of the Movement and Chancellor Louis Finkelstein’s efforts to place JTS at its apex while maintaining JTS’s identity as a builder of bridges between Jews and non-Jews—a priority not shared by the other arms of the Movement, the Rabbinical Assembly and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, at that time. Rabbi Greenbaum will discuss his study of Finkelstein’s chancellorship and the insights it offers JTS and the Conservative Movement, now and into the future.
As vice chancellor and chief operating officer, Rabbi Greenbaum works closely with Chancellor Arnold Eisen on a wide range of JTS and Conservative Movement issues and activities, both here and abroad, and represents JTS on numerous boards and committees of the Conservative Movement.Dr. Greenbaum is a recognized expert on higher education administration, and has served for several years on each of the accrediting commissions of the Middle States Commission and the Association of Theological Schools. A graduate of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, he received a master’s degree in education from Teachers College; a master’s degree in Hebrew literature from JTS, where he was also ordained; and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University.In Louis Finkelstein and the Conservative Movement: Conflict and Growth, Rabbi Greenbaum calls upon today’s leaders to find new ways to provide leadership to all those who identify with Conservative Judaism rather than repeat the unsuccessful efforts and approaches of their predecessors.
____________________________________________________________________________________________This event is sponsored by The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, will serve as moderator.
Admission to the Book Talk in JTS’s Stein Chapel is free, but reservations are required. Please email Hector Guzman at heguzman@... for more information or to register.