Stay tuned for Episodes 18-21 of our Judaism Unbound podcast! These four episodes together constitute a series we are calling "New Platforms for Jewish Life," and they will feature guests Casper ter Kuile, Angie Thurston, David Cygielman, and Beth Finger, along with co-hosts Dan Libenson and Lex Rofes! For more information on our upcoming guests, read their bios below.
Casper ter Kuile and Angie Thurston are Ministry Innovation Fellows at Harvard Divinity School. They authored two monographs together, entitled How We Gather and Something More, which explore a variety of organizations that are successfully engaging the growing subset of Americans known as the "nones" (those who do not identify with any religion).
David Cygielman is the founder and CEO of Moishe House. Moishe House provides vibrant Jewish community for young adults by supporting leaders in their 20s as they create meaningful, home-based Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers. While the organization is only 10 years old, there are now 85 Moishe Houses, located all around the world (58 in North America and 27 located on other continents).
Beth Finger is the founder of Jewish Without Walls (JWOW), a two-time Slingshot selection as one of America's most innovative Jewish organizations. JWOW brings young Jewish families together across denominations and affiliations in vibrant Jewish communities. She is also a Wexner Graduate Fellow who holds Masters degrees in Judaic Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary and Social Work from Columbia University.