Merit, the recognition of excellence and skill, was historically the most important yardstick for American Jewish achievement in universities, employment, athletics, and more. These days, other values such as diversity and inclusion are increasingly playing a larger role. Is it time to rethink meritocracy, or does the championing of excellence still hold an important place in American society? Is meritocracy or the move away from it good or bad for the Jews? Drawing on Michael Sandel's provocative book The Tyranny of Merit, our panel will discuss the implications of meritocracy for American Jewish communities, and the future of our society at large.
Join us in person for a Q&A with our panelists!