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Monday, March 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Perfecting Pluralism: Moving past the Least Common Denominator

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Many Jewish overnight camps, describe themselves as "pluralist." In today's world, it has been said that diversity is a given, but that pluralism is an accomplishment. What does it really mean to be pluralist? How can we deepen that framework beyond a minimalist attempt at being something for everyone, or creating an atmosphere that causes little or no offense? Using a paradigm adapted from The Pluralism Project at Harvard, we will present a vision for a deeper, more meaningful pluralism. Together, we will explore how to make it practical at camp.

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Michelle Shapiro Abraham

Director of Learning and Innovation, Youth Division, Union for Reform Judaism & Foundation for Jewish Camp
Michelle Shapiro Abraham, MAJE, RJE has been with the Foundation for Jewish Camp Specialty Camp Incubator since its inception and has supported all of the camps in developing meaningful, integrated and relevant approaches to Jewish learning and living. She has worked in the field... Read More →
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Ramie Arian

Consultant, Ramie Arian Consulting
Ramie Arian is a consultant who works with Jewish camps, youth movements and other agencies concerned with building Jewish identity and commitment in young people and adults. Throughout his 40-year career he has worked in Jewish education, mainly in experiential settings. He was founding... Read More →

Monday March 19, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Chasseur, Level 3