Adapting Podcast: Why is "doing Jewish" important for Jewish education?
The Jewish world often finds itself divided on issues related to Israel, Jewish practice, and intermarriage. At times, our divisions seem to threaten the very idea of global Jewish peoplehood. On this episode Zack Bodner speaks about the imperative to “do Jewish,” what motivated him to write his new book Why Do Jewish? A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood, and the way Bodner, CEO of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California, thinks West Coast Judaism is redefining American Jewish culture for the 21st century.
"I feel like it's really about our next generation and the next 50-100 years is going to define Jewish peoplehood. It's about the tachlis. It's about the doing."
Author, Why Do Jewish?
CEO, Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, California
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