The Third Jewish Futures Conference

June 4, 2012

Soure: The Jewish Futures Conference


At the Third Jewish Futures Conference, to be held at Columbia University, NYC on June 4, 2012, participants will explore the evolving nature of community and whether and how we can achieve a synthesis of new and time-honored forms of acting and learning together as Jews. How can institutions remain vibrant and vital in an era of cyber-connections? How can we infuse what happens in the cloud with the core values that have animated Jewish collective life over the centuries. Can we forge a “blended” community where the stability of institutions, the immediacy of face-to-face relationships, and the speed and global reach of social media combine to create a powerful source of physical, spiritual, and ethical energy to sustain Jewish life and renew the world?


The Conference Theme and Guiding Questions:

Community and the Cloud

  • How will the evolving nature of belonging, membership, and affiliation influence Jewish communities of the future?
  • How will Jewish life and learning be impacted as we move into an increasingly networked world?

The Third Jewish Futures Competition

Sponsored by the Jewish Education Project and JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute, in partnership with UJA Federation of New York, this year's Jewish Futures Competition invites your thinking on how to create a dynamic Jewish future.


We invite you to share your response to the theme of the competition in a way that is engaging, provocative, thoughtful, and perhaps even inspirational.
Deadline to submit your entry: 5pm (EST) Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Why you should participate in the competition:

  • Exposure as a presenter before a select group of Jewish leaders and professionals.
  • An opportunity to share your vision for a Jewish future.
    Transportation to and accommodation in New York City to participate in the Jewish Futures Conference at Columbia University.
  • A competition prize of $1800 for each winning entry.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2012