Zionism and Antisemitism on Campus and Beyond

Date: Jul 15, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Lecture Series

Location: Online

Category: JTS Alumni in the World

Zionism and Antisemitism on Campus and Beyond

Part of our summer learning series JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact 

Monday, July 15
1:00–2:30 p.m.

With Dr. Michael Kay (Day School Leadership Training Institute ’08), Head of School, The Leffell School and Rabbi Jason Rubenstein (Rabbinical School ’11 and Kekst Graduate School ‘10), Executive Director, Harvard Hillel

Co-sponsored by The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education.  

The Zoom link for all sessions in the JTS Alumni in the World: Scholarship and Impact series will be in the confirmation email that you receive after you register. 

Dr. Michael Kay is head of school at The Leffell School, a K–12 Jewish independent school serving 855 students on two campuses in Westchester County, NY. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Jewish Studies from NYU and an undergraduate degree in Religion and History from Harvard College. In 2008, he participated in the Day School Leadership Training Institute, a program of JTS’s William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education that prepares new and aspiring heads of school for leadership positions in Jewish day schools. 

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein is the executive director of Harvard Hillel. He previously served as Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale’s Slifka Center. Rabbi Rubenstein taught on the faculty of the Hadar Institute from 2008-2018. He received rabbinic ordination and a master’s in Talmud from JTS and holds an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and the Covenant Foundation’s 2015 Pomegranate Prize for Emerging Educators. 

About the Series

Our esteemed JTS alumni are making important contributions through their work as scholars and thought leaders in their fields. Join them this summer for nine outstanding learning sessions. Through their engagement with Jewish text, history, and thought, they are enhancing the spiritual and personal lives of individuals, building more inclusive communities, and preparing the leaders of tomorrow, ensuring a stronger Jewish future.