“Judaism as a Civilization”, The Hanukkah Gift to the Jewish People and World that Keeps on Giving

Lecture by Dr. Deborah Waxman of Reconstructing Judaism and response from Dr. Elias Sacks of Jewish Publication Society. Moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Schein.

Sunday, December 10, 2023 – 3pm Eastern

Our second of a three part series in honor of the 40th Yahzeit of Mordecai Kaplan and the 90th anniversary of Judaism as a Civilization!

THE FIRST WOMAN RABBI to head a Jewish congregational union and a Jewish seminary, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., became president and chief executive officer of Reconstructing Judaism in 2014. Since then, she has drawn on her training as a rabbi and historian to be the Reconstructionist movement’s leading voice in the public square.


Dr. Elias Sacks is the Director of The Jewish Publication Society. Previously, he served as Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is the author of Moses Mendelssohn’s Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism (2017), as well as articles on medieval and modern thinkers including Moses Maimonides, Baruch Spinoza, Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, and Jacob Taubes.


Thank you to our sponsors!
 The Jewish Publication Society, Sherwood and Barbara Malamud, Reconstructing Judaism, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Jane and Harvey Susswein