Executive Director and Campus Rabbi, Penn Hillel
FRIDAY 1/10 – 6:30PM SHABBAT A LA MODE
Wear regalia from your alma mater or favorite college!
7:30PM DINNER AND DISCUSSION
Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitism on Campus
An insider’s view of what’s really happening and what we can do about it.
SATURDAY, 1/11 – SHABBAT MORNING
Can Judaism Survive in the Age of Millennials? How synagogues can adapt to remain vital in an ever-changing world.
LUNCH AND LEARN
Having the Courage to Make Radical Change: Stories of Jewish heroes who saw the future and had the courage to adapt before it was too late.
4:30PM SEUDAH SHLISHIT/HAVDALAH AT RABBI BRUSSO’S HOME
Finding Your Jewish Home on Campus: A conversation for teens and their parents.
Rabbi Mike Uram is the Executive Director and Campus Rabbi for the Hillel at University of Pennsylvania and the author of the best-selling Next Generation Judaism: How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations, which won a National Jewish Book Award in 2016. He is a sought- after speaker and consultant on the changing nature of the American Jewish community, Jewish innovation, cutting-edge engagement and how legacy organizations can reinvent themselves in the age of millennials.
Mike has spent time in all of the different denominations and is most passionate about breaking down the personal, spiritual and intellectual boundaries that prevent people from having full self-actualized Jewish identities.
Mike holds a BA in History and Religious Studies from Washington University and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Leora and their three children.