Hundreds of Leaders from around the Jewish Community will convene on June 4th New York City
The Jewish Futures Conference, an interactive three hour event that brings together visionary thinkers, passionate individuals and inspiring presentations designed to shift the horizon of our thinking in Jewish education, has announced the 4th Annual Jewish Futures Conference on June 4th which will focus on the relevance of the Torah and Jewish text with today’s youth. The event will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage from 3:15PM to 6:45PM.
The event, titled “Whose Torah it is anyway,” will explore the ways in which we are confronting the new realities of today’s information age. A joint initiative of The Jewish Education Project and JESNA’s Lippman Kanfer Institute, the Jewish Futures Conferences provides space to imagine, learn and engage in purposeful and courageous conversation about the future of Jewish community and education.
“Having a candid discussion on the relevance of Jewish text for youth is the perfect topic for Jewish Futures,” says David Bryfman, Chief Learning Officer at The Jewish Education Project. “It’s quite exciting. Where else would hundreds of individuals, each with a different perspective, work to create innovative and tangible solutions for making the Torah more relevant to our youth?” In addition to those in attendance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a live stream will be available to those who cannot attend in person, but want to be part of the experience.
Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and award winning author of PRESENT SHOCK: When Everything Happens Now; Irwin Kula, widely popular author on religion and spirituality and TED Talks presenter; Matt Bar, folk rapper and Founder and Executive Director of Bible Raps, and Jen E. Krause author of The Answer: Making Sense of Life, One Question at a Time, also featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post, are among the speakers who will present their thoughts and solutions.
For more information and to register please visit jewishfutures.wordpress.com/whose-torah-is-it/
Immediately following the Jewish Futures Conference, the Jewish Education Project invites the community to the Celebrate Benefit, where we will support innovative Jewish education and honor The Jewish Education Project 2013 Young Pioneers Award recipients. For more details, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://wizadjournal.com/jewishedproject2013/