Global - Guest Speaker - Michael Uram

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Doing Jewish - Being Jewish




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 recently won a National Jewish Book Award. During his time at Penn Hillel Mike created a new 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 has offered key note addresses and led workshops at many local and national Jewish organizations and he currently serves as lead faculty and Jewish coach for the Schusterman Fellowship a prestigious leadership development program for the most promising talent in the Jewish professional sector. Mike was named to the 2012 Forward list of the 50 most influential leaders that year. In the winter of 2007 Mike received Hillel’s highest award for professional achievement the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Leora and their children Avital Benjamin and Coby.

Bio taken from the Jewish Book Council website.

Watch Mike Uram speak to the Jewish Federation of Atlanta about the evolving Jewish networks below.


Good Music

The Channuka song, sung by the engaged Jew, Adam Sandler.

Great Read

Next Generation Judaism: How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations / Mike Uram

A Memorable Quote

“Do not scorn any person and do not disdain any thing, for there is no person who does not have his hour, and there is not thing that does not have its place.”

אַל תְּהִי בָז לְכָל אָדָם, וְאַל תְּהִי מַפְלִיג לְכָל דָּבָר, שֶׁאֵין לְךָ אָדָם שֶׁאֵין לוֹ שָׁעָה וְאֵין לְךָ דָבָר שֶׁאֵין לוֹ מָקוֹם:

Ethics of the Fathers, 4:3

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Session Recording

Video - Session start at 8:08



Bottom line - Here's the Tachles

Where do you feel more Jewish – in a macro community setting or a micro community setting? Why?

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