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Jack F. Shorstein Memorial Lecture 2024

Jack F. Shorstein Memorial Lecture

February 5 – 7:30 PM

Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz
Chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)

 Guest lecturer, JTS Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz, will address the topic: “The Challenge we Face: Equipping the next generation of Jewish leaders with the tools to support Israel and combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.” 

The program will be followed by a dessert reception.

What is the Jack F. Shorstein Senior Rabbinic Chair Endowment?

Created in memory of Jack F. Shorstein, the Jack F. Shorstein Senior Rabbinic Chair Endowment enables our community to host speakers who focus on contemporary issues and challenges and opportunities that Jewish leaders face.  

A life-long member of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, Jack Shorstein, z”l, served as the synagogue’s President and played a central role as a lay leader within the larger Jewish community to foster friendships and commitment with three of the Center’s rabbis.  Deeply devoted to the well-being of the Jewish people and perpetuation of a vibrant Judaism, his commitment to the cause of Jewish community and continuity was integral to his values and priorities.