Boston is the newest of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America’s seven regional hubs with a professional staff presence. The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI), the leading center of applied Jewish thought and education serving Israel and North America has a new regional office in Boston led by Rabbi Emily Goldberg Winer.
Hartman is partnering with Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and local organizations, including Temples Emunah and Isaiah, to bring relevant ideas and conversations to the community through cohort experiences, public programs, and educational seminars with Hartman scholars.
Dr. Mijal Bitton is a Scholar in Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and the Rosh Kehilla (communal leader) and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan in New York City.
Mijal received a BA from Yeshiva University and earned her doctorate from New York University, where she conducted an ethnographic study of a Syrian Jewish community with a focus on developing the field of contemporary Sephardic studies in America. She is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship.