Money and Power in Today’s American Jewish Community

Date: Feb 24, 2021 - Feb 24, 2021

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Part of the Series “Jews and Power: From Biblical to Modern Times”

An exploration of the implementation of Jewish power, in the past and in the present. How have Jews rebelled against, accommodated to, and made use of structures of power in varying historical contexts?

Money and Power in Today’s American Jewish Community

Wednesday, February 24, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Jack Wertheimer is the author of two recent studies about the transformation of Jewish philanthropy in the U.S. His lecture will address several questions: What are the sources of money and influence, and how do they differ today as compared to the last century? With the relationships between grant-makers and grantees increasingly central, why do the two talk past each other at times? And what can be done when the unequal balance of power between the two leads to harmful interactions?

With Dr. Jack WertheimerJoseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History, JTS.


This session is part of ScholarStream, a program offered in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. ScholarStream gives communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.

Congregations can co-sponsor this series, offering congregants access to all sessions for free. Learn more on the Rabbinical Assembly website.  

Individuals can register at a cost of $25 for all four sessions. 

All sessions will be recorded and will be available to registered participants.