1:15 - 2:30 PM
Around the Globe and Back Home: The Long Term Impact of Service Learning Programs
Avi Rubel, Gaby Schoenfeld & Rachel Weinstein
MASA, JDC and AJWS all have extensive service learning opportunities, with similarities and difference in their goals. Understand how each defines success, within the context of the broader service learning field, and how the programs work to integrate participants’ learning with their actions upon returning home.
Different Faces of North American Jewry: How Immigration and Diversity are Changing the Profile of North American Jewry
Alex Budnitsky & Leonard Petlakh
Seek to understand the ways in which immigration and diversity are changing the profile, values, traditions, and programs of North American Jewish communities. Discuss how the Jewish community is both serving and welcoming immigrants and other diverse Jews.
From the Capitol to the Knesset: The Future Political Agenda of North American Jewry
William Daroff & Nancy Kaufman
We will explore the major trends of the American Jewish community’s political agenda over the past 50 years to give us insight into what will change and evolve in the coming decades. One important area we will discuss is the role of Israel within this agenda. Learn who sets the agenda and how to best exert influence.
Making it Click: A Conversation about the Internet and Community
Mike Kanarick & Daniel Septimus
Daniel and Mike look forward to having you join them for a lively conversation about leveraging websites, social media, and other online tools to better engage and grow your community and expand your organization's impact. Be prepared to learn about best practices, visit and explore a variety of live websites and discuss branding, fundraising, volunteerism, interactivity, email marketing and the coming of the Messiah.
Movements in Motion: The Future of Denominations
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer & Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
What will the Jewish denominations look like in 2020? What are the major challenges and opportunities presented by the different views of community held by younger generations and by the independent minyanim?
Next Generation Donors
Jos Thalheimer & Will Schneider
In this era, when there are four generations above the age of 21, multiple generations must learn to understand “generational personalities,” motivational values, and visions. This session will provide a generational lens focusing on generation X and the millennials. Key questions include: What are personalities of different generations? What does engagement mean for generation X and the millennials? How are generation X and the millienials impacting philanthropy?
Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Leaders
David Bryfman & Deborah Meyer
In this session, we will discuss what Jewish communal structures need to be created in order to engage teens to become leaders in the Jewish community and the training programs that need to be created in order to prepare today’s teens for future leadership roles.
Write On: The Future of Jewish Journalism and Media
Panel: Jacob Berkman, Jane Eisner & Alana Newhouse
Moderator: Daniel Sieradski
We will seek to better understand the current and future audience for the mainstream Jewish press, future media possibilities for the Jewish press, and the impact of nontraditional media.