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Special Pinterest Judaism: Jewish Identity, Social Entrepreneurship, and Activism Meets the iPod, Twitter, and Occupy | Jerusalem

55–300
at World Congress of Jewish Communal Service Conference

Jerusalem, Israel
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Jay will be giving a TED-style talk on “Special Pinterest Judaism: Jewish Identity, Social Entrepreneurship, and Activism Meets the iPod, Twitter, and Occupy” as part of the WCJCS Quadrennial Conference. The talk will be at 8:30am on Tuesday, June 26. Registration information is below.

Traditional Jewish institutions are in trouble. American denominations are going broke, federations are struggling to retain relevance, the old model of the synagogue is increasingly being questioned, and new forms of identity threaten historic bonds between American Jews and Israel. Is this the end of the Jewish world, or the beginning? Jay Michaelson, the writer and activist recently named to the Forward 50 list of the “people creating the Judaism of the 21st century,” thinks this is a moment of great opportunity. Transcending conventional movements, ideologies, and labels, Do It Yourself (DIY) Judaism is an empowered, wired, and eclectic movement of Jewish identity and community. How do these changes impact Jewish communal service? How has social entrepreneurship changed the face of American Judaism, and how can Israeli communal leaders learn from and adapt to these shifts?

In conjunction with the Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Communal Service Association, and Israel Association of Community Centers, the World Council of Jewish Communal Service presents its 12th Quadrennial Conference.

Jay Michaelson will be giving a TED-style talk on emerging forms of Jewish identity.