Earlier this summer, JOI hosted a conference in Philadelphia where we brought together some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the world of Jewish outreach. One of the highlights was a presentation, followed by a town hall question and answer session, with Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.
Rabbi Kula spoke at length about his vision for the future of the Jewish community. We have posted three selections from his presentation on YouTube in order to share his ideas with the general public. We hope by posting these videos we will help to inspire deeper conversations about how to create a more inclusive and welcoming Jewish community.
In these clips, Rabbi Kula speaks about his theory that Judaism is a “technology” which can lead to personal and social transformation, the influence of assimilation, and whether or not outreach is manipulative. What do you think about his ideas? We encourage you to watch the videos and join the debate.
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