About Jack Wertheimer

Jack Wertheimer, a professor at JTS, directed the project on Young Jewish Leaders under the auspices of the Avi Chai Foundation.

Why Study Young Jewish Leaders? An Introduction.

By October 28, 2010

At the first planning meeting for a new project examining Jewish leaders in their twenties and thirties, Shaul Kelner, himself a young-ish  sociologist, threw down the gauntlet: “Maybe we ought to study older leaders to find out why they are so … Read More

Back to the Future

Back to the Future
By June 20, 2007

From: Jack Wertheimer To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: Different Pasts, Different Futures Well, Joey, I never saw it coming. All your talk about the new age in which we live, the easy movement of people and ideas, the collapse of boundaries … Read More

From Rosa Luxemburg to Jewcy

From Rosa Luxemburg to Jewcy
By June 13, 2007

From: Jack Wertheimer To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: No Torah, No People…What's the Future of Jewish Life? Dear Joey, You call yourself a reporter and in fact your last letter is a fascinating report from the field about the perceptions of … Read More

Pick One People, One Religion

Pick One People, One Religion
By June 11, 2007

From: Jack Wertheimer To: Joey Kurtzman Subject: Pick One People, One Religion Dear Joey, Thank you for your illuminating and brutally honest opening letter. It ought to be required reading by all Jewish leaders, especially those who have worked so … Read More