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Sunday, February 15 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Innovation and Jewish Organizations

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Gidi Grinstein

Gidi Grinstein is the founder and president of The Reut Institute and the author of Flexigidity: The Invisible Hand of Jewish Adaptability. He served as secretary and coordinator of the Israeli delegation to the negotiations with the PLO between 1999-2001 under Ehud Barak. Gidi is a graduate of the Tel Aviv University schools of law and economics, and of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Wexner Israel Fellow. He is married with five... Read More →

David Ingber

David was named by Newsweek as one of the top 50 most influential rabbis in the US and by the Forward as one of the 50 most notable US Jews. He promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. His rich perspective and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning have brought him to speak worldwide. David is the founder and spiritual director of Romemu, a... Read More →

Stephanie Ives

Stephanie Ives is the NY/Tri-State Director of the New Israel Fund. She has a deep passion for Israel, human rights and the American Jewish community's power to effect change. She is a former director of American Jewish World Service, and previously worked as an attorney, first clerking on the Israeli Supreme Court and later specializing in affordable housing. She is an alum of Teach for America and Yeshiva University. Stephanie lives in... Read More →

Elisheva Urbas

Elisheva Urbas is the Director of Makom Hadash, Hazon’s hub for second-stage Jewish organizations; a Schechter Manhattan trustee; and an editor for more than 25 years. She has worked with authors including David Hartman, John McPhee, Anne Fadiman, David Grossman, and David Ellenson, and institutions including UJA-Federation of NY, Wellspring Consulting Group, and the Samuel Bronfman Foundation. She, her husband David Morris, and their three... Read More →

Jonathan Woocher

Jonathan Woocher is the president of the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, which promotes efforts to connect Jews and others to Jewish wisdom, sensibilities, and experiences that help them to lead more purposeful and fulfilling lives and to shape a better world. Previously, he worked for twenty-seven years at Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA). He serves on the boards of the Covenant Foundation and Bikkurim: An... Read More →

Sunday February 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am

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