JTS Chancellor to Publicly Embrace Independent Minyanim Movement

How will the independent minyan movement affect the traditional American Jewish community? What does this new movement imply for the future of synagogues and Jewish education? Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, and Professor Steven M. Cohen will discuss these issues and Rabbi Kaunfer’s new book Empowered Judaism: What Independent Minyanim Can Teach Us about Building Vibrant Jewish Communities on Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., at The Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York City. JTS Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen will moderate the discussion. The program is cosponsored by JTS and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @NYU Wagner.

Admission is free but reservations are required. For more information and to register, please email publicevents@jtsa.edu or call the JTS Department of Public Events at (212) 280-6093. Attendees are asked to bring photo identification.