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WHEN: Sunday, April 30th, Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Lunch & snacks provided, dietary laws observed
Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions
Cocktail reception: 4:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m.
Casual attire, come as you are.

WHERE: Mandell JCC Innovation Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT  06117
RSVP to Liz Britney
ebritney@jcfhartford.org or call 860-523-7460


Session Descriptions:

Luncheon Keynote Address:
Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future
The American Jewish community is riddled with doubts about the viability of the institutions that well served the Jewish community of the 20th century. Synagogues and other Jewish membership organizations have yet to figure out how to meet the changing interests and needs of the next generation. This talk will look at the social norms that are shaping the habits and lifestyles of younger American Jews and suggest four guiding principles that can actually lead to a renaissance in Jewish life. 
Presenter: Rabbi Sid Schwarz    

JMAP and Generations: A Data Snapshot
We've heard national trends that reflect big differences between generations of Jewish people, but is Greater Hartford's Jewish community different? In this session, we'll review JMAP data that shows striking examples of differences - and common ground - across generations, and engage in community conversation about what's surprising, what's exciting, and how the data can inform us as individuals, community members, parents and leaders who care about Jewish community.
Presenters: Michael Johnston, Howard Sovronsky, Kathryn Gonnerman

You Say Potato, I Say Potahto? Multi-Generational Perspectives on Social Justice, Community and Religion
Greater Hartford's Jewish community reflects diverse opinions unique to each individual. JMAP data, though, reveals interesting differences in perspectives based on respondents' age. In this two-part session, we will dive deep into the JMAP data on social justice, community and religion, and then engage in a panel discussion to reflect on the data and what it means for people of varied ages and life stages.
Moderated panel

The No-Judgement Zone: Philanthropy for All Ages
Everyone's philanthropic journey changes over time - in part because of our life experiences, but also because we change our expectations of the impact we want our philanthropy to achieve. Continuing on the theme of understanding generational differences in thought, we will welcome three panelists representing a range of age and experience to answer questions from their unique point of view. Our goal is to understand, accept, and apply this information to our own sense of philanthropy.
Moderated panel

What's Impact Got to Do with It? How Philanthropy is Changing for the Next Generation
The last 10 to 15 years could be called a Golden Age in philanthropy, with passionate funders trying new approaches to making a difference in the world., rapid changes in the landscape for nonprofits, social change through new social media platforms, and more. Learn about some of the most exciting developments in philanthropy and how expectations from the Next Generation are shaping these trends, from the Overhead Myth to Impact Investing.
Presenters: Michael Johnston and Kathryn Gonnerman

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