Am Yisrael Chai Lecture
Generously supported by Harvey Mackler in collaboration with FIBA
Sunday, October 24 | 11:00 AM
Avi Jorisch; Thou Shalt Innovate, Stories of Israeli Innovation and Inspiration
Hosted by Congregation Kol Ami
$18 Brunch & Discussion | 11:00 am
FREE Discussion | 12:00 noon
Innovation, suggests author Avi Jorisch, is the sacred calling of modern Israel. But while many have written about Israel’s grand success in developing problem-solving technologies, this is the first study to focus primarily on Israeli innovations that extend, improve, and save lives. Presenting uplifting profiles of fifteen innovations, all framed as contributing to Israel’s success at being “a light unto the nations,” Jorisch argues that the Israeli commitment to tikkun olam, repairing the world, is a characteristic written in Judaism’s spiritual DNA.