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Saturday, February 16 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Innovation: Text and Context

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Jewish Innovation: widely discussed, but little understood. In this session we will explore both halves of the phrase both conceptually and practically: What has it meant to innovate in Jewish history and tradition? Which models of innovation are portable to the present? How does innovation work in practice? And how is the contemporary Jewish community true to these past paradigms?


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Yehuda Kurtzer

Yehuda Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. The author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past and a fellow in the Institute’s iEngage Project, Yehuda writes and teaches widely on the central challenges facing Jewish life in both America and Israel, and how new Jewish thinking can help us stand up to these challenges. He lives in Riverdale with his wife, Stephanie Ives, and their three children.
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Shawn Landres

Co-founder & CEO, Jumpstart
Connecting people, ideas, and resources, Jumpstart co-founder & CEO Shawn Landres, PhD, models networked leadership for social good. In 2008 he co-founded Jumpstart, a research & design lab that the Jerusalem Post says has “changed the global conversation about Jewish innovation." Shawn's work at Jumpstart and elsewhere has earned wide recognition, from the White House to TIME, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Chronicle of... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Woodbridge ballroom level