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Hillel’s Role in Navigating the Culture Wars and the Growing Polarization On and Off Campus is a Course

Hillel’s Role in Navigating the Culture Wars and the Growing Polarization On and Off Campus

Ended Dec 5, 2017

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Description: At a time of a rapid breakdown in civility and intense – often ugly - political disagreements in our society, the Jewish community and the campus community are not immune from the effects.  What happens when Jewish students verbally attack each other on campus, when Jewish students are targeted by other groups, when outside Jewish groups misrepresent the campus picture, when parents, alumni and other stakeholders assert widely divergent views of what Hillel should do to address anti-Israel activity or other campus challenges? This workshop will focus on scenario-based exercises and tools for managing the cross-currents faced on campus – offering Hillel and communal perspectives.

Instructors: Rabbi Jeff Summit is the Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel; Rabbi Doug Kahn is the Executive Director Emeritus, JCRC San Francisco and founder of Broad Tent Consulting.

Intended Audience: Executive Directors and other professionals (e.g. ADs, Senior Program Professionals) who deal with these issues both inside the university and while interfacing with the larger Jewish community.