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The Times They Are A-Changing

David BryfmanFilmed at Limmud Conference 2013

The Jewish world of tomorrow cannot, should not, and will not look like the Jewish world of today. There are several changes taking place in the ways in which people are behaving today that are directly impacting some of the very core characteristics of the Jewish world as we know it. This talk explores five of these major trends, some of which are related to today’s technology, that indicate that we are indeed a people undergoing some major transformations. Whether it's a true revolution or just part of an evolutionary cycle, perhaps only time will tell, but no matter how this period in Jewish history is recorded – the writing is on the wall and the times they are a changing.

David Bryfman is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Jewish Education Project (formerly the Board of Jewish Education in New York). David completed his Doctorate in Education and Jewish Studies focusing on Jewish adolescent identity development and experiential Jewish education. Prior to moving to New York, David worked in formal and informal Jewish educational institutions in Australia, Israel, and North America. David is an alumn of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and has also spent time studying at the Hebrew University and Pardes. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children (Jonah and Abby) and in his spare time has been known to (sort of) enjoy running marathons.

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