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ScholarStream | An Initiative of the R.A. and JTS

Sign up individually for each of the sessions that you plan to attend.
The deadline to register for a given session is 11 AM ET on the morning of the session.


Bypass the registration fee, by using this case-sensitive coupon code: SandyApr21. Zoom links will be sent to all participants who register shortly before each session. If you have any questions, please email Max Arad at


From Sorrow to Joy: The Spring Holidays
Tuesdays at 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Join faculty of the Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem for an exploration of the holidays
in the period between Pesach and Shavuot.

4/6: Prof. Doron Bar, “Memory and Commemoration in the Development of Yad Vashem”
4/13: Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson, “From Sorrow to Joy: the transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Haatzmaut”
4/27: Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, “Why Do We Celebrate Lag Ba’omer and How?”
5/4: Rabbi Chaya Rowen Baker, “Jerusalem Built Up - A City Knit Together”
(Psalm 122:3): How does Jerusalem unite the Jewish people?”

What Should Zionism Look Like in an Era of a Confident and Strong Jewish State?
Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET | 5:00 PM PT

Can the various flavors of Judaism’s enduring focus on the Land of Israel translate into a new Zionist ethos?
Join JTS, the RA, the Schechter Institutes and Ziegler for a collaborative ScholarStream series, in which teachers representing each institution will explore these and other questions—re-examining some of Zionism’s key ideas, moments, and challenges, from its earliest origins and into the 21st century.

4/21: Dr. Arnold Eisen, “Zionist Thought: Classical Theories and Current Dilemmas” (JTS)
4/28: Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson, “Everywhere I Go! Affirming our Rootedness in Zion and the Earth” (Ziegler)
5/5: Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, “Religion and State in Israel: A Zionist Dilemma” (Schechter)
5/12: Rabbi Lauren Berkun, Topic TBA (RA)

Mon, July 26 2021 17 Av 5781