Adapting Podcast: Educators...the key to the future of American Jewry



Why does Rabbi Ben Spratt, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City, believe Jewish educators are key to the next phase of American Jewish life? He shares this and his other insights on the current state of American Jewish life on this episode of Adapting: The Future of Jewish Education. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or below. 


Rabbi Ben Spratt

According to Rabbi Ben Spratt, if you look around the American Jewish landscape, some organizations and institutions seem stuck, petrified of making big and needed changes. On the horizon, he views an American Jewish future that is able to break this stagnation as he places Jewish educators and Jewish education at the center of this seismic and necessary shift. What led Rabbi Spratt to this revelation? Why are Jewish educators uniquely suited for this moment? Listen to find out. 

Check out Rabbi Spratt's new book, Awakenings: American Jewish Transformations in Identity, Leadership, and Belonging, co-authored with Rabbi Joshua Stanton. 



This episode was produced by Dina Nusnbaum and Gabriel Weinstein.  The show’s executive producers are David Bryfman, Karen Cummins, and Nessa Liben. This episode was engineered and edited by Nathan J. Vaughan of NJV Media.  If you enjoyed the show, please leave us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or even better, share it with a friend. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released.

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