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Katz Innovation: How to Organize A Community, Soup to Nuts is a Course

Katz Innovation: How to Organize A Community, Soup to Nuts

Ended May 3, 2018


Full course description

Full Description:
This seminar will introduce us to the practice of community organizing.  We have all heard the theory, but how do you actually get started?  What do you need to do?  We will begin with establishing a leads list, mapping a community and move on to one on ones, strategic perches and minimum viable encounters.  Come learn the techniques and the jargon.

Course Meets:
  • Online
    • Thursday, May 3,12:00pm - 1:00pm EST / 9:00am - 10:00am PST 
This Course is for:
Any Hillel professional looking for innovative strategies for student engagement and models for a high-quality user experience.

Instructor Bio:
Rabbi Daniel Smokler is the Inaugural Chief Innovation Officer for Hillel International, where he directs the Office of Innovation, a laboratory of new ideas and initiatives for young Jews 18-25.  
Funded by a major grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, he founded the Senior Jewish Educator Initiative in 2008. In 2011, the Jewish Week named Dan one of the 36 under 36 changemakers in Jewish life.
Dan grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan and graduated Cum Laude from Yale University with a BA in the History of Art. Following college, Dan worked as a labor union organizer for the Service Employees Union and the Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union in Connecticut and Los Angeles. Later, Dan would go on to found Organizational Solutions, a labor consulting firm that helped reorganize the Writer’s Guild of America.
Dan went to Israel for his rabbinical education and was ordained in 2005 by Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, of Jerusalem’s highest rabbinic court. Dan has worked for Hillel at Occidental College, UCLA, and NYU. In addition to his work, Dan is completing a PhD in Education and Jewish Studies 

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