Why Do Jewish? A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood
A virtual author talk with Zack Bodner
Thursday, Feb. 9th | 7:00 PM
Advanced registration required by Weds. February 8th
How do I live a more meaningful life? In an era when we can choose our own identities, why might we choose to identify as Jews? Zack Bodner addresses these questions and others as he shifts from asking “Why be Jewish?” to “Why do Jewish?” After laying out a compelling answer, he goes on to explain what Jewish Peoplehood is and why he believes we are in the throes of an evolution to the next era: Jewish Peoplehood 4.0. He provides a road map for how to do Jewish in the 21st century including proposing “the next big Jewish idea.” Insisting that taking action is what matters most, Bodner proposes a creative framework for doing Jewish based on an acronym from the Yiddish word tachlis, which means “getting down to brass tacks.” Through a combination of personal stories, insights from some of the world’s greatest teachers, and contemporary analysis, Why Do Jewish? takes one of our oldest wisdom traditions and provides an accessible guide for anyone looking for answers to life’s most important questions.
Zack Bodner is the CEO of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, CA.
The book is available to order from our local partner, Longfellow Books. Limited signed copies are available.