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Sunday, February 16 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pluralism: Not Just a Buzzword!

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It seems that everywhere you go in the Jewish world you hear that communities and organizations are “pluralistic.” But what does that really mean? Pluralism is not the same as non-denominationalism or post-denominationalism. A panel of individuals representing genuinely pluralistic institutions will explain different views of pluralism. We will then open the floor for people to raise the challenges they face in understanding and living "pluralistically".

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Natan Kapustin

Natan Kapustin is the Dean of Students at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School, where he also serves as the 12th Grade Dean, and teaches Judaic Studies. Having grown up in Toronto, Canada, he attended Yeshiva University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Bible, a Master’s... Read More →
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"Skip" Vichness

Board of Directors Hillel International
Samuel E. “Skip” Vichness is the chair of the Board of Directors of Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization, with more than 550 Hillel affiliates in 19 countries. Professionally, he is the president of Quality Camping Properties, Inc. and senior partner of... Read More →
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David Cavill

David Cavill was ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion and is a member of its Association of Rabbis and Cantors (ARC). As a student, he was a Clal Rabbis Without Borders Student Fellow. Before AJR, David studied at Yale Divinity School learning with students and faculty from... Read More →
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Ora Horn Prouser

Executive VP and Academic Dean, Academy for Jewish Religion
Dr. Ora Horn Prouser is CEO and Academic Dean at The Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical, cantorial and graduate school. She has worked with educational institutions to develop Bible curricula and pedagogical materials for all levels and learning styles. Her book... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
WLSS (2nd Floor)