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Katz Innovation: We Are More Than One Community is a Course

Katz Innovation: We Are More Than One Community

Ended Apr 5, 2018


Full course description

Full Description:
In order to change, we need to debunk the myth and the language of “the Jewish community.” When we assume that the Jewish community is monolithic, it leads Hillels to think in a “one-size-fits-all” way that impairs their ability to understand and engage different types of Jews. Rabbi Mike Uram will be discussing his book, Next Generation Judaism which offers different tools to help Hillel map Jewish student identity so they can develop strategies for engaging different populations (including anew theory of multiple Jewish intelligences).

Course Meets:
  • Online
    • Thursday, April 5,12:00pm - 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 Mike Uram is the Executive Director and Campus Rabbi for the Hillel at University of Pennsylvania and the author of the new book entitled, Next Generation Judaism:  How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations, which won a 2016 National Jewish Book Award.  

Mike is speaker, consultant, and scholar-in-residence to non-profit organizations all over the country and he currently serves as lead faculty and Jewish coach for the Schusterman Fellowship, a leadership development program for the most promising talent in the Jewish professional sector.  
Mike recently won the Edgar Bronfman Award that recognizes outstanding achievement and leadership within the Hillel movement.  In 2012, Mike was named to the Forward list of the 50 most influential leaders that year. In the spring of 2012, Mike received the Ally of the Year award from AIPAC for his campus work during the Penn BDS Conference.  In the winter of 2007, Mike received Hillel’s highest award for professional achievement, the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence. 

Mike helped to create a Jewish engagement ‘start-up’ called the Jewish Renaissance Project (JRP) that reaches thousands of students on the Jewish periphery with cutting-edge methods for building alternative Jewish communities and delivering content-rich Jewish experiences.  JRP was recently included in the 2014-2015 Slingshot guide for most innovative Jewish organizations in North America.  

Mike holds a BA in History and Religious Studies from Washington University and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary.  He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Leora and their children Avital, Benjamin and Coby.

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