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Wrestling with October 7 and its Aftermath

Minyan M’at, an egalitarian kahal at Ansche Chesed, is thrilled to sponsor a series of panels devoted to exploring issues that affect our community after the horrors of October 7 and Israel’s response.  Outstanding Jewish thinkers will come together to talk about Jewish communal responses to October 7, the role of Zionism for Diaspora Jewry, the role of “Jewish Progressives”, and how we should think about prayer in a time of war.

Each panel will have a multiplicity of voices and viewpoints on one particular topic.  The idea is to have a panel that includes those with whom we may not agree, so the discussion leads to a better understanding of the issues.


Third Panel: "What's Left for Progressive Jews?"
Thursday, May 2nd at 7:45 pm

This panel will address the alienation and distancing that has occurred in progressive circles. Our panelists are from a range of different generations and causes, both internal and external to the Jewish community, to give a wide variety of perspectives.  
  • Arielle Angel,  Editor-in-Chief of Jewish Currents
  • Nancy K. Kaufman, Board Chair of the NY Jewish Agenda. Former CEO NCJW
  • Nomi Colton-Max, Executive Board Chair,Ameinu. Vice President for Programming of the American Zionist Movement.
  • Ruth Messinger, Former President and CEO of American Jewish World Service
  • Moderated by Larry Cohler-Esses, Former Editor for News and Investigations, the Forward

Fourth Panel: "Jewish Prayer in a Time of War: For Whom and Why?"
Thursday, May 9th at 7:45 pm

  • Rabbi Tali Adler, Faculty, Hadar
  • Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses, Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning at Romemu
  • Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Founding Spiritual Leader Lab/Shul
  • Moderated by Ellen Braitman, Bloomberg LP
All events are free and open to the public with registration.

Panels are held at Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th St, NY NY 10025 on the Upper West Side

Fri, April 19 2024 11 Nisan 5784