No better time for the Now Project

A year ago, a group of Brandeis students and Jewish leaders came together to devise a way of joining people across all denominations in conversations about the future of American Judaism.

The result is the Now Project, a student-organized conference and series of programs that aim to foster connections among Jews both on and off campus. Students, staff, alumni and community leaders are invited to the kick-off event, a conference that will take place on campus Sunday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

“Brandeis University is a microcosm of the greater American Jewish community,” the Now Project organizers write on their website; “therefore, it is our responsibility to create the Jewish tomorrow we would like to see."

Rabbi Elyse Winick ’86, the Jewish chaplain at Brandeis, says of the students behind the project, “Their belief that our campus community — and the world beyond — would be enriched by the breaking down of barriers and the opening of communication is passionately held and well justified. Their countercultural choice to look for what unites us rather than what divides us helps place Brandeis in the forefront of a critical communal concern.”

Read more about the Now Project on its Facebook page.

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