• Mordecai M. Kaplan (1881-1983) was one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century.  We believe that his thought may be even more important in the 21st century.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood is to disseminate and promote the thought and writings of Rabbi Kaplan and to advance the trans-denominational agenda of the Kaplanian approach to Judaism in the 21st century by producing or otherwise making widely available publications and other resources, both in print and on-line, by facilitating academic conferences and broader educational events and by spurring creative experimentation in the formation or reorganization of various kinds of Jewish communities and institutions.  In so doing, we will strive to insure that the influence of Rabbi Kaplan’s thought in the 21st century is commensurate with his stature as one of the two or three most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century.