Yehuda Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He has a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and an Master of Arts in Religion from Brown University, and is an alumnus of both the Wexner Graduate and Bronfman Youth Fellowship programs.
Yehuda is the author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past, a work of constructive theology that offers new thinking on how contemporary Jews can and should relate to our past while living profoundly in the present.
As a fellow in the Institute’s iEngage Project, Yehuda writes and teaches widely on the central challenges facing Jewish life in both America and Israel, and how new Jewish thinking can help us stand up to these challenges.
Yehuda previously served on the faculty of Brandeis University as the inaugural Chair of Jewish Communal Innovation. He lives in New York with his wife, Stephanie Ives, and their three children.
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