J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life Will Join with Hadar


The Hadar Institute has announced that the J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life (JJGI) will join with Hadar. In addition to serving as president of JJGI, Rabbi Irving (“Yitz”) Greenberg will assume the role of Senior Scholar in Residence at Hadar.

As part of his work at JJGI and Hadar, Rabbi Greenberg will continue to develop the postmodern narrative of Jewish life and approach to Jewish law articulated in his forthcoming volume, The Triumph of Life.

JJGI will seek new platforms for disseminating Rabbi Greenberg’s interpretations of Judaism and Jewish life, including film, websites, podcasts, and online courses. 

In addition, JJGI will recruit rabbis, educators, and communal leaders who can engage with Rabbi Greenberg’s ideas and build institutions and programs that reflect them; and will create opportunities for young leaders and thinkers to develop their own ideas for what the future of Jewish life in the United States, Israel, and around the world could and should look like.  Young thinkers will be challenged not just to share Rabbi Greenberg’s ideas but to develop them and take them further.