As both a funder and as the inaugural Chief Innovation Officer of the Office of Innovation at Hillel, JFN member Rabbi Dan Smokler is deeply passionate about engaging young Jews in communities that are rich with meaning. Join Rabbi Smokler, along with Base Innovation Fellow Faith Leener and Prof. Steven M. Cohen, to learn about the unprecedented success of Base Hillel in reaching young adults around the country. Base is a cutting edge Jewish engagement model in which a rabbinic couple use their home as a center for vibrant and pluralistic Jewish life, centered on three core values of hospitality, learning, and service. Prof. Cohen will present research detailing the effects of Base programs, and the model’s potential further impact on the community.
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