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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 Executive Director of Limmud NY. He is responsible for supporting and empowering Limmud NY lay leadership to create spaces that empower our participants to build and strengthen the Jewish community, across difference, by learning together. Daniel has a master’s... 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... Read More →
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President, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
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... Read More →
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Elisheva Urbas

Elisheva Urbas is an editor, writer, translator, organizational coach, and teacher, working with authors, with publishing houses, and with non-profit organizations. A repeat LimmudNYk, she lives on the Upper West Side.

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