Identity is the question

“Redefining Jewish Identity in 21st Century America: Personal and Institutional Reflections” will be the topic of a panel discussion at San Francisco’s Congregation B’nai Emunah, sponsored by its sisterhood.

Panelists include Renewal Rabbi Pamela Frydman Baugh of Or Shalom Jewish Community, Orthodox Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi of Congregation Chevra Thilim, Lubavitch Rabbi Yosef Langer of Chabad of S.F., and Conservative Rabbi Ted Alexander of Congregation B’nai Emunah, all from San Francisco; and Reform Rabbi George Gittleman of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa.

Yossi Offenberg, Jewish programs manager of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, will moderate the discussion, addressing topics such as unaffiliated Jews, communal institutions, elements of Jewish identity, and differences between the various movements and where they are headed.

The discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. Information: (415) 664-7373.