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Episode Info: How do we prioritize global challenges at a moment in which our communities may be more internally focused or polarized? How do we conduct inclusive conversations that move our communities to global action? Rabbi Jennie Rosenn of HIAS and Caryl Stern of US Funds for UNICEF discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of tackling global challenges in 2017 – and how we can mobilize our communities in this particular historical moment. Featured Guests and Moderator Rabbi Jennie Rosenn serves as Vice President for Community Engagement at HIAS. Prior to coming to HIAS, Jennie played a catalytic role in building the Jewish social justice movement and the field of Jewish service as the director of the Jewish Life and Values Program at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She developed innovative initiatives such as the Selah Leadership Training Program and the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. Before working at the Cummings Foundation, Jennie served as a campus rabbi at Columbia University and Barnard College Hillel. She has been a teacher for dozens of communities and organizations, including as the scholar-in-residence for American Jewish World Service’s 2013 Rabbinic Delegation to El Salvador. She also serves on the faculty of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. A founding board member of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps and Repair the World, Jennie also served on the boards of the Jewish Funders Network and New York Jobs with Justice. She has twice been named in the Forward 50. Jennie was ordained by Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She lives in New York City with her husband, Rabbi David Rosenn, and their two sons. Caryl M. Stern is the President & CEO of UNICEF USA. Caryl previously served as the COO and Senior Associate National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, the founding Director of the ADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute and the Dean of Students at Polytechnic University. Caryl currently serves on the boards of The Container Store, the WE ARE FAMILY Foundation, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the SEEDS Academy and the Advisory Board to the WNBA. She previously served on the boards of the UN International School, Mercy College and the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation. Her honors and awards include the Leading Lights Award from the National Multicultural Institute and the FutureWork Institute, and the Inspiration Award from the UN AssociatioRead more »

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