Events Cancelled For Now Due to COVID-19
Our speaking engagements have been cancelled due to COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. We hope to resume in 2021. For a list of past events, click here.
Watch this space for coming events! We are available to speak at your organization or group; if you are interested please Connect with the Center.
Hebrew College Rabbinical School
We will be speaking for the second year with the Senior Seminar of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College on November 17, 2020. Thank you to Rabbi Allan Lehmann for inviting us to return.
Prosserman JCC CANCELLED
Ed will be speaking at the Schwartz/Resiman Centre at the Prosserman JCC, 4588 Bathurst St, North York, ON M2R 1W6, Canada at 7:30 pm.
Jewish Federation of Nashville CANCELLED
Ed will be speaking at a Herzlian Dinner sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Nashville.
The Temple Congregation Ohabei Shalom CANCELLED
Ed will speak with a study group at The Temple Congregation Ohabei Shalom in Nashville.
Shalom Hartman Institute CANCELLED
Ed will speak with the research fellows of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Jewish Peoplehood unit on Thursday March 26 at 1:30 pm. 11 Gedalyahu Alon Street, Jerusalem.
Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center CANCELLED
Ed will be leading a lunch and learn at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center on Sunday March 22 at 12:15. 8 Agron St, Jerusalem.
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
Ed spoke for the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County on March 1, 2020 at Congregation B’nai Torah in Trumbull, CT.
JCC and Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
Ed spoke at the JCC and Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven as part of their author series.
Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
Ed was one of seven authors, including Sarah Hurwitz, Tal Keinan, Robert Mnookin and Jack Wertheimer, on a panel moderated by Gal Beckerman, “Create Meaning or Fade Away: The Dilemma Facing American Jews.”
Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
Ed spoke at one of the Herzlian Dinners offered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix on February 5, 2020. Thanks to Marty Haberer, CEO of the Federation, for making the event possible, and to hosts Barbara and Barry Zemel.
Ed spoke on January 25, 2020 after the kiddush lunch at Mishkan Chicago’s Shabbat Morning at Mishkan & Rise and Shine Family Shabbat. Many thanks to Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann for what she termed “such an important conversation for our community.” And many thanks to my special assistant — this was the first and probably only time I’ll get to speak with a grandson on my lap!
InterfaithFamily Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship
Ed led a webinar with the InterfaithFamily Rukin Rabbinic Fellows.
Ed spoke along with Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Rabbi Evan Moffic at a 2019 URJ Biennial learning session, Embracing Interfaith Inclusion in Your Synagogue. You can read Ed’s comments on what we mean by “inclusion” here, and you can see the slides shown at the session sharing the results of the survey of Reform synagogue interfaith inclusion policies and practices here.
The Center also exhibited at the Biennial, next to our friends from InterfaithFamily.
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College — Contemporary Jewish Landscape
Ed taught a lively session of the RRC’s Contemporary Jewish Landscape class on November 25, 2019.
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
Ed spoke at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, NJ on November 11 as part of their “Keepers of Jewish Excellence” series. Thanks to the team at AEMT for all their help, including Rabbis Philip Bazeley and Maya Glasser, Heather Kibel, Matt Vogel and Nancy Urchin.
Main Line Reform Temple
Ed spoke at Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA on November 8 as part of MLRT’s Jewish Book Council Authors series. Thanks to Sally Brown for making the arrangements, and special thanks to Ed’s wife’s college friend Vic Haas, treasurer of MLRT and Rabbi Geri Newburge for their hospitality.
Hebrew College Rabbinical School
Ed had a great discussion about radical inclusion with the Senior Seminar of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College on September 24, 2019. We talked about terminology (is “faith” a problem in “interfaith”?); ger toshav status; whether and how a radically inclusive approach can fit in a halachic framework; and comparing inclusion efforts relating to LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and people of color, with those relating to partners from different faith backgrounds. Thanks very much to Rabbi Allan Lehmann for the invitation and to each one of the ten students who participated so actively!
Hebrew College Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Fellows
I had a great conversation with Hebrew College’s Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement fellows at their summer seminar. They shared great insights about my vision of radical inclusion. Thanks to Keren McGinity for inviting me!
Jewish Book Council Network
Ed made a two-minute “pitch” at the Jewish Book Council Network on May 23 in New York City. The Network gives authors a platform for sharing their books with, and hopefully getting invitations to speak at, about 120 member organizations including JCCs, synagogues, Hillels, Federations, and cultural centers.
The Interchange, Atlanta
The Interchange was a great convening by InterfaithFamily and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Ed Case spoke on a panel addressing “The Facts and Fictions of Interfaith Couples and Families in the Jewish Community” with Fern Chertok from Brandeis and Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, director of InterfaithFamily/Atlanta.
Book Talk in Chicago
Thank you to Congregation Solel and Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism for hosting a very interactive discussion about the opportunities and challenges to engage interfaith families Jewishly. Pictured are Rabbi Ari Moffic, founder of CoHere, and Vanessa Ehrlich, Director of Lifelong Learning at Lakeside.
Book Launch in Newton MA
Ed spoke about the book, InterfaithFamily’s CEO Jodi Bromberg and CJP’s Rabbi Jillian Cameron commented, and all engaged in a lively Q&A with the audience.
Rivertowns Jewish Consortium
Edmund Case spoke on November 4, 2018 with the Rivertowns Jewish Consortium, at the Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson, on the topic “Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future” and in particular on two questions: why do some interfaith families engage with the Jewish community more than others? Are there identifiable barriers that need to be eliminated to encourage engagement and to enrich communal life for all? Pictured: Faye Kimerling, Rosh Pinah Chavurah; Edmund Case; and Lauren Bergida-Morrison, Shames JCC Chief Program Officer.