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Angie Thurston

Harvard Divinity School
Plenary Presenter
Angie Thurston is the co-author of "How We Gather," and Harvard Divinity School students share their research that reveals how a host of growing organizations build community and transform lives — in unexpected ways. These groups, while largely secular, consistently mirror traditional religious functions. Some of the more well-known are described — only half-jokingly — as “cult-like.” Focusing on community, personal transformation, social transformation, purpose finding, creativity, and accountability – how do we take lessons learned and apply them to Jewish camp as we take a leading role and chase excellence in the changing landscape of Jewish engagement.