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Saturday, February 13 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Communitarianism vs. Consumerism: The Changing Model of American Jewish Life

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In the last 50 years, there has been a distinct shift in how American culture values community. We have moved from valuing collectivity and mutual responsibility to valuing individualistic and consumerist ways of engaging with the world. Join a conversation with three Jewish communal leaders as to how Jewish communal and educational institutions are grappling with these new realities.

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Daniel Infeld

Daniel Infeld is the Director of Programming and Operations at Limmud NY. In addition to working with the Limmud NY volunteer team to create an amazing conference, he is a masters student in Education and Jewish Studies at NYU. Before coming to Limmud NY, Daniel spent four years at Hazon, creating innovative programs that connect Jewish tradition with contemporary values. Daniel is a graduate of Clark University and has worked for Walt Disney... Read More →
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Shaul Kelner

Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University
Shaul Kelner is Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, and past director of Vanderbilt’s Jewish Studies Program. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, he is the author of the award-winning Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli Birthright Tourism (NYU Press, 2010). He is currently a Fellow of the University of Michigan’s Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, where he is... Read More →
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Leon Morris

Leon A. Morris is a vice president for Israel programs at Shalom Hartman Institute-North America . He made aliyah in June 2014, after serving as the rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY. He was the founding director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Most recently, he served as one of four editors of Mishkan HaNefesh, the recently published Reform High Holy Day prayer book. He lives in... Read More →

Elisheva Urbas

Elisheva Urbas is a freelance editor, writer, and teacher. She also helps Jewish organizations plan and improve their publications, and is Editorial Director at Hazon. A long-time trustee at Schechter Manhattan, she is interested in how boards work with and support professional educators. She and her husband live on the Upper West Side and have three impressive daughters.

Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm

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