19 2019

Red Letter: Community Forum: "CRASH Theory: How Change Happens"

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

The Mark Twain House and Museum 385 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

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Learn about “crash theory”: a simple but elegant model of how all change happens.

About this Event


CRASH Theory: How Change Happens

with Rabbi Benay Lappe

Founder, President & Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA: a traditionally radical yeshiva


Tuesday, November 19

The Mark Twain House | 385 Farmington Avenue | Hartford

6 p.m. registration, networking & light apps | 6:30 p.m. program

Free and open to the public | Registration required | Laws of kashrut observed

“The good news is, Judaism will exist in 100 years. The bad news is, it will be unrecognizable to us.”

In this interactive workshop, Rabbi Benay Lappe will give us a framework for “crash theory”: a simple but elegant model of how all change happens — whether societal, religious, organizational or personal.


RSVP by Tuesday, November 12

To learn more, call 860.727.6151 or email

About Rabbi Lappe

Rabbi Benay Lappe specializes in the application of queer theory to Talmud study. She was ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary and has taught at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Temple University, American Jewish University, The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, The Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies at UC-Berkeley, and The Wexner Institute. Rabbi Lappe's writings have appeared in many publications and she was named to The Forward's 2018 list of “The Sexiest Jewish Intellectuals Alive.”

About the Jewish Leadership Academy

JLA is developed with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and funded by the Jewish Community Foundation, the Auerbach-Schiro Foundation, the Samuel Roskin Trust at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Lea and Richard Rubenstein, Lisa and Peter Fishman, Alan and Michele Parker and Sandy and Arnie Dashefsky.


Sponsor: Jewish Leadership Academy