Jewish Futures 2019 West Coast Conference

presented by The Hive at Leichtag Commons

441 Saxony Road, Barn 2, Encinitas, CA, 92024


News about the #metoo movement, racial inequity, and immigration fill our news feeds and conversations every day. We crave constructive outlets to unpack these issues and find actionable methods to shift the power balance. When we turn to Jewish education spaces for guidance, our learnings typically focus on holidays, Torah study and Jewish tradition. When we do address social justice, those conversations lean toward supporting those who are less fortunate in their time of need.

What would it look like for Jewish education to be more active in addressing these topics and power dynamics that affect our communities every day?

The Jewish Futures Conference will answer the following questions:

  1. Can Jewish education have a role in addressing contemporary power dynamics in our society?
  2. Why should Jewish education have a role?
  3. How do Jewish educators, those in traditional venues and those who serve as informal educators, currently address these topics through their curriculum and programs and how can we emulate their approaches?

The one-day conference will address three contemporary power dynamics that are prevalent in Southern California and certainly beyond. Experts from across the sectors and Jewish community will unpack these issues and reveal how Jewish education for all ages can host dialog, foster progress, and help us pursue justice.

  1. Sexual Victimization
  2. Racial Inequity
  3. Immigrant Justice

The cost of attendance is $36. For questions, or if this cost is a barrier for attendance, please contact Director of the Hive Jenny Camhi


8:00am Registration and light breakfast

9:00-10:00am Welcome and Framing

10:00am-3:00pm Issue area experts (kosher lunch will be served)

3:00-4:00pm Optional: Open space sessions with issue area experts

4:00pm Cocktails and appetizers on the Farm House Patio

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About The Hive

The Hive is a coworking and events center where we build a stronger, more connected community. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and our natural and farm surroundings, we provide a thriving environment for social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and local community organizations to work, meet, and grow in a unique environment. Our goal is to become a model for community collaboration and to promote creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.