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Sunday, June 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plenary: Jerusalem of The People

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Meet the new young pioneers who are leading a social and cultural renaissance in Jerusalem and who are shaping halacha lema'ase, a new fabric for the holy city. 

Jerusalem - a micro-cosmos of Israeli society - managed to develop in recent years a unique environment of social activism based on deep Jewish values. This environment is "controlled" by new leaders: secular, modern-orthodox and ultra orthodox.  By promoting a new agenda of cohesion, they are creating an inspiring vision for the city of Jerusalem, a city for all.

Kolot, the organizer of this unique group of young leaders from Israel, is a pluralistic Beit Midrash based in Israel and focused on building future leaders from a broad spectrum of Israeli society. This group has been studying together for nearly a year the big question: "Why stay Jewish"? 


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Elisheva Mazya

Elisheva Mazya serves as the CEO of the Jerusalem based non-profit organization, New Spirit, which works to keep educated young adults in Jerusalem, in order help Israel’s capital be a thriving and pluralistic city. Elisheva helped found New Spirit while a student at the Hebrew... Read More →

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Daphna Dean

Daphna Dean is Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's Bureau Chief. In this capacity, she is responsible for planning, directing and managing the Mayor's Office, overseeing his schedule and liaising with various governmental officials. A native of Israel, Daphna grew up on one of the few sheep... Read More →
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Hanan Rubin

Hanan Rubin currently serves as member of Jerusalem's City Council. Elected in 2013 as one of the founders and leaders of Hitorerut Yerushalayim party ("Wake Up Jerusalem"), which works to keep pluralistic university students, young adults and young families in Jerusalem to help Israel’s... Read More →
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Menachem Bombach

Menachem Bombach is married and a father of five children. He lives in Betar Illit, a Haredi community. He is the director of the Haredi Campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; director of the division for the advancement of youth in the Betar Illit municipality; and moderator... Read More →
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Mordechai Bar Or

Mordechai (Moti) Bar Or is the Founder and Director of Kolot, a pluralistic Beit Midrash in Jerusalem dedicated to engaging participants from a broad spectrum of Israel society in establishing strong links between Jewish text, the headlines of the day and a far-reaching vision for... Read More →
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Ofer Hadad

Ofer Hadad is the West Bank correspondent and anchor on Israel's Channel 2 news company. Ofer covers issues regarding the Israeli settler civilian population as well as the political and military issues of the West Bank. As part of his job as news anchor, Ofer covers breaking news... Read More →

Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Student Center Ballroom A

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