Positive Judaism Summit 2020
POSITIVE JUDAISM SUMMIT 2020!
March 12, 2020
9AM – 2PM
“The Jewish Way to Personal Wellbeing
and Communal Thriving 21st Century”
UC Berkeley, CA
Academics, clergy, educators, executives, mental health professionals, youth engagement + camp professionals, volunteer leaders, researchers, students, and anyone seeking to have a positive impact on their communities, organizations, and schools are invited!
Deena Aranoff is Faculty Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. She teaches rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought, and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history.
Darren Levine is author of Positive Judaism: For a Lifetime of Well-being and Happiness. He is the founding rabbi of Tamid NYC, an independent synagogue in Lower Manhattan and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the International Positive Psychology Association
Jason Marsh is the founding editor in chief of Greater Good and the GGSC’s director of programs. He is also a co-editor of two anthologies of Greater Good articles: The Compassionate Instinct (WW Norton, 2010) and Are We Born Racist? (Beacon Press, 2010).
Chesney Polis is the creator of “Chesney and Friends,” a program for young children and young families that uses Jewish holidays and traditions to teach character strengths and personal values.
Tiffany Shlain the author of 24/6 and a documentary filmmaker. She lectures globally on filmmaking, the Internet’s influence on society, and delivered the keynote address for UC Berkeley’s commencement in May 2010 (included on NPR’s list of “The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.”)
David Waksberg is the CEO of Jewish LearningWorks of the Bay Area. In mid-1990s Waksberg was a member of Bay Area Council’s Board of Directors and served as Director of Development and Communication of the United Council of Soviet Jewery.
Venue: Berkeley Hillel. 276 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Hotel: Berkeley City Club. Call for $199 Special Conference Rate. 510-848-7800
Airports: SFO and OAKLAND serve the Berkeley Area.
Many Jewish leaders and educators are looking for fresh ideas and new pathways to inspire their communities. Communal professionals know first hand that life in the 21st century requires a new methodology to reach the hearts and minds of Gen X, Y, and Z. Lay leaders are mindful that negative messages and guilt are not effective ways to motivate people in an era of choice. If any of these challenges resonate with you, come learn with our esteemed group of presenters and meet like-minded leaders. Everyone is welcome.
Complete program and schedule will be posted on January 29, 2020. We gratefully acknowledge the organizations with which our speakers affiliate.
$45 per person, includes organic vegetarian lunch buffet with kosher options.
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Please email Chesney Polis if you would like to be involved or have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org