Below is a picture of the group of rabbis who are a part of my cohort in the Shalom Hartman Institute's Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. In the three years we have studied together this group of Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist rabbis have not only learned a great deal from the Institute's scholars but also and perhaps more from each other. Most important of all we have become the closest of friends.
Where else but at Jerusalem's Machon Hartman and because of the vision of Rabbis David and Donniel Hartman would such a diverse group of rabbis have assembled together. What first drew us to the program was our passion for Israel, love of Torah study and the opportunity to study with the leading Jewish minds of our day. What continues to draw us to the Machon are our bonds to each other.