“The belief in the supernatural revelation of the Torah should be equated  with the function of enabling man to achieve salvation. Stated in modern terms, that belief means that  Jewish civilization should help the Jew achieve perfection  shelymut ha–enoshi [heb. human perfection] and realize his highest potentialities or attain salvation.”  (1938, Kaplan diary).

Upcoming Webinars

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Join us for our ongoing webinar series covering a variety of topics of interest to our Kaplan Center audience

BOOK CLUB

Watch the recording and join the virtual discussion based on our Aug. 31 God is Here Book Club

GOD IS HERE

IN A KAPLANIAN CONTEXT

Watch the Sept. 13 recording of Rabbi Toba Spitzer’s exploration of her new book, God is Here: Reimagining the Divine

What’s New

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CEDARBAUM PRIZE

Meet Rabbis Bec Richman and Michelle Greenfield, our two recipients of the Dan Cedarbaum Prize in Jewish Education. Also see the first “blooms” of our 21st Century Kaplanian Innovation Garden.

REVALUATION AND TRANSVALUATION

A window on liturgical innovation

by Dr. Eric Caplan, Vice President of the Kaplan Center

BECOMING

Here you will find resources for the Jewish future, supporting  you in imagining your own Jewishness and the story of Judaism writ large as a work in progress with new chapters for you to write. 

The Dan Cedarbaum Prizes and the Innovation Garden are part of our 21st Century Kaplanian Vision for Jewish Education project.  Understand better the rationale for the vision through this video:

Looking to deepen your knowledge of Mordecai Kaplan’s life and philosophy?   Meet a great companion guide in the form of Mel Scult’s newly published bibliography


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Dan Cedarbaum, z”l

Dr. Eric Caplan

Dr. Mel Scult

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein

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