RWB Annual Retreat
Taking that first step to move from the idea stage to action can be difficult. We have discussed many ideas in RWB. At the 2017 retreat, we will focus on how we as both a network and as individuals can actualize many of the ideas we have explored!
Two incredible Keynote speakers will share their wisdom with us:
From Ideas to Action with Erin Satterwhite, VP of Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield – Erin leads her field developing products for Bayar, 3M, and now Blue Cross Blue Shield. An engaging presenter, Erin will give us practical advice for developing our ideas.
Using Character Strengths to Flourish with Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec, Dir. of Education at the VIA Institute. – Ryan is a cutting edge educator in the field of positive psychology. He will teach us how to identify and use our own and others character strengths in way which help us thrive in our work.
Both speakers will provide tachlis points on action steps to make Jewish wisdom a public good. Both will also inform the work you will do in a subject are of your choice. This year there will be four working groups which will meet throughout the retreat on the topics below. Please choose one when you register:
- Positive Psychology: Working with Character Strengths
- Combatting Bullying in the Public Culture
- Cultivating Curiosity: Using Design Tools to Solve Real-World Problems
- Media Production: Spreading Your Torah
Want to lead a session?
Fabulous! This is the place to share your learning, ideas, or get feedback on something you are working on. Push our borders and enlighten us! We want to learn from each other! We are looking for a mix of new ideas, text study, and interesting conversation.
To be a presenter, please send a proposal to Rebecca firstname.lastname@example.org by November 4th. Proposals should include:
- Title of presentation
- A description paragraph
- An explanation of why this is an RWB class/presentation/idea.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, January 29, 3:00 pm – Wednesday, February 1 , 1:00 pm, 2017 at The Pearlstone Conference Center
Single room: $625, Double room: $475, food, lodging, and program are all included.
Entrepreneurships and Residencies
This is an opportunity for outstanding, and outstandingly creative, RWB alumni to use Clal as a base from which to launch new initiatives which grow out of their participation in other RWB programs. These rabbis are raising their own funding for projects designed to reach new or underserved audiences, while seeking the unique combination of mentorship and institutional infrastructure which can only be found at Clal. Projects currently include:
- Sinai and Synapses
Sinai and Synapses seeks to bridge the religious and
scientific worlds, offering people a worldview that is
scientifically grounded and spiritually uplifting.
- Deborah’s Palm
Helping Jews & Fellow Travelers Access Jewish Wisdom
for Meaningful Spiritual Living
- Open Sinai
Interactive on line Jewish learning
Jewish Games for learning