On November 8-10, I traveled to Boulder, CO, for a unique post-GA event: the NetWORKS Gathering, organized by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. According to the organizers, the event brought together “a group of exceptional innovators, activists and network curators pushing the boundaries of the most vibrant organizations, projects and communities comprising Jewish life today.” It was an honor to participate and to represent a network that I’m quite fond of—the global Jewish environmental community as gathered together on Jewcology.
In addition to being—as you might guess—an excellent opportunity to network with other Jewish leaders, the event had a specific purpose. In sessions ranging from panels and talks to participatory opportunities using models like World Cafe and Open Space, we had the opportunity to explore what networks are, how they work and what they can offer to us as a Jewish community. Read More »