Shades of Gray: A Jewish Approach to Issues of Moral Complexity and Disagreement
Rabbi Dr. David Ellenson served as President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as well as Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. A leader in the Reform movement and a “rabbi’s rabbi,” Ellenson is internationally recognized for his work in the areas of Jewish religious thought and ethics, modern Jewish history, and emerging trends in American Jewish life. Rabbi Ellenson is an outspoken advocate for religious tolerance and pluralism both in Israel and within the American Jewish Community. Widely respected for his scholarship, integrity, and respectful discourse, Rabbi Ellenson’s collaborative leadership has reflected his commitment to advancing Jewish unity.
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These programs are supported by PJCC and our North Peninsula Jewish Community partners: Congregation Beth Jacob, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, and Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School. All programs are free to the public; your support is welcomed at pjcc.org/donate
The PJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, presenting educational and cultural programs that explore Jewish heritage, identity, and community. This initiative is co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.
Funded in part by Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Congregation Beth Jacob, Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Funded primarily by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.
Photo Credit: Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion