What is the role of Federation and other Jewish communal organizations in a time of crisis? In a world where media is ever-present, the very nature of Jewish communal leadership is shifting. Where does community end and leadership begin? Examine these questions and more in this session led by top thinkers and executives in the field.
President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
There is no one path to fostering Jewish connection. This session will explore new models for building inclusive communities, welcoming interfaith families and look at how to reach those households that have yet to be engaged.
Kerry M. Olitzky
Executive Director, Big Tent Judaism
Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Investing in a great workplace culture is key to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. Learn about the core elements making up a "great place to work" and how the Jewish Leadership Pipelines Alliance is supporting Jewish organizations in bringing these efforts to life.
We read the research and study the success stories, but how often do we get to hear what young adults are looking for and doing out there directly from young adults? This moderated discussion among five under-30s, representing varied degrees of Jewish engagement, will drill down on the questions you really want answers to.
In the summer of 2014, Israelis endured 50 days of Operation Protective Edge. And Federation was there to support the health and safety of the community from the beginning. Join us to learn about three major, multi-year initiatives where Federations have invested to strengthen resilience and build a stronger, more vibrant South.
Discover the community benefits to investing in immersive Israel and overseas experiences. From new perspectives on global Jewish community, to better understanding of regional politics to appreciation of cultural trends, there is no better way to raise interest and awareness than through the people who have seen it all first hand. Join representatives from various MASA, Jewish Agency for Israel and Entwine immersive programs to hear the creative tact they employ to increase engagement on a local level.
Seeing the promise and possibility in a city that has yet to find it’s economic foothold requires a special kind of vision. Hear from the investors who are supporting new programs and projects emanating from Israeli communities that sit outside the more commonly known hotbeds of innovation. Learn about why it’s important, how it’s successful and how you can be a part of creating the next Israeli hub of cutting-edge creative thinking.
David N. Saperstein
Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
Justice, Supreme Court of Canada
Former Moderator, NBC News
Founding Editor of The Times of Israel
Director of Community Impact & Special Projects, The Jewish Federation of Birmingham
Ambassador Dennis Ross
Counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Development Director, JEWISHcolorado
Young Adult Department Chair, JEWISHcolorado
All women are welcome! Pre-registration is required during your online registration.