Rabbi David Hartman embraces Rabbi David Steinhardt, who spoke in his honor, at Schechter Institute, May 29, 2012. To Rabbi Hartman's left are Marc Liebhaber and Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President of Schechter Institute (Photo courtesy of Schechter Institute)
Rabbi Hartman, President Emeritus of Shalom Hartman Institute, received the award for "his publications and practical work in the field which unites Jews from all religious streams." Rabbi David Steinhardt of Boca Raton, Fla., spoke about Rabbi Hartman. Click here to read his speech (Hebrew) in Rabbi Hartman's honor.
Also receiving the prize at the institute's 15th annual award ceremony was Prof. Naama Tzabar Ben-Yehoshua of Tel Aviv University for her contributions to religious pluralism through her work at Tel Aviv University, Beth Hatefutsot and Ahvah College. The 2012 Schechter graduating class joined more than 1,100 Schechter graduates engaged in Jewish education in Israel.