Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR (a rabbinical school) in (New-York). Originally from the Ultra-Orthodox community of Israel, Englander obtained his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Jewish philosophy and gender studies. He is a Fulbright scholar and was a visiting professor of Religion at Northwestern University, the Shalom Hartman Institute and Harvard Divinity School. Englander’s books have changed the discourse on sexuality and gender inside the Jewish religious societies in Israel.
After leaving Orthodoxy, Yakir was drafted to the Israeli military, spending most of his service in an elite unit tasked with the identification of human remains. As a result of his service, he joined as a director at Kids4Peace, an interfaith youth movement in Jerusalem and other cities in North America. Today, Yakir lives in Philadelphia, in an intentional community, practicing karate, mysticism, and creating community leadership in different fields that bridges social, religious and economic gaps and promotes healing.
Hosted by Eddie Dressler and Denise McLaughlin
November 11, 2019, — 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Dunwoody Spring Community Association Clubhouse
1 Dunwoody Springs Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328