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An Evening with Dan Libenson
May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 - $25
“The Other Ten Commandments: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up Judaism”
Thursday, May 16th at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont
VIP Reception at 5:30 PM; Program begins at 7:00 PM
Dan Libenson is the founder and president of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future and co-host of the popular Judaism Unbound podcast, which promotes creativity and innovation in American Jewish life. As a member of the senior faculty of Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Dan leads the SPARK Fellowship to Ignite Jewish Organizational Innovation. His extensive background in Jewish communal innovation includes six years as Executive Director of the University of Chicago Hillel, three years as Director of New Initiatives at Harvard Hillel, and four years as Founding Director of jU: Jewish U. Dan was awarded Hillel International’s Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award (Hillel’s highest professional award), has been named “Jewish Chicagoan of the Year” by the Chicago Jewish News, and was one of only ten Jewish leaders ever awarded the prestigious AVI CHAI Fellowship. He has been a fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute and at the Shalom Hartman Institute and serves as a faculty member of the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Cornerstone Fellowship. Dan has published a variety of articles and book chapters on Jewish innovation and served as translation editor for the English edition of Yochi Brandes’s The Secret Book of Kings (St. Martin’s Press 2016) (one of the bestselling novels in Israel’s history) and lead translator for The Orchard by the same author (Gefen Publishing 2018). Dan lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago with his wife (a University of Chicago administrator) and two children (16 and 13).
General Admission Tickets – $5
VIP Reception with Reserved Seating – $25