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Allen Gorin Lecture 2023: From Parent to Child: Which Traditions Remain and Which Must Change?

Sunday, March 19, 2023 26 Adar 5783

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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We Jews love to say  "l'dor va-dor" - "from generation to generation."  What does this actually mean? What really takes place in a generational transmission of values and teachings? 

Rabbis Gordon and Ethan Tucker, father and son, have shaped the last 50 years of egalitarian Judaism. Their joint presentation will explore how the different landscapes that each encountered necessitated divergent paths toward the same ideological goals.  Their story is our on-going story--and brings the words "l'dor va-dor" to life.


We kindly request that you wear a mask for the lecture and look forward to socializing mask-free at our brunch.  The lecture also will be live streamed in the Beit Midrash (chapel) for those who would like to hear it without wearing a mask.


Read More about our Guests:

Rabbi Gordon Tucker is Vice Chancellor for Religious Life and Engagement at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), and a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.  He served as Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, from 1994 to 2018, and is now Senior Rabbi Emeritus.   He holds the A.B. degree from Harvard College, a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and Rabbinic Ordination from JTS.  From 1984 to 1992 he was the Dean of the JTS Rabbinical School, and from 1982 to 2007 he was a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.  He has also been deeply involved in the cause of religious pluralism in Israel, through the Masorti Foundation, of which he is a past Chairman.  In 1979-80, he was a White House Fellow, and served as Special Assistant and chief speechwriter to U.S. Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti.  He is married to Amy Cohn, and has three children and five grandchildren.  He hikes and bikes every chance he gets, and is a devoted fan of opera, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Rangers.
Rabbi Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College.  A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship.  He is the author, along with Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017). Ethan serves as a trustee of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. 


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