Genesis: UJA Federation's Centre for Jewish Innovation tackles the future o

April 8th event features Charles Bronfman and Ted Sokolsky  

On April 8th, Genesis: UJA Federation’s Centre for Jewish Innovation is bringing together Charles Bronfman with Ted Sokolsky for a public conversation with the next generation about the future of Jewish life locally and globally.  

Bronfman, who along with Michael Steinhardt co-founded Taglit Birthright Israel, a program which provides a free, educational travel experience to Israel for young Jewish adults, will be speaking about his most recent book: The Art of Doing Good: Where Passion meets Action. This book is a how-to guide on succeeding as a social entrepreneur, drawing on profiles of eighteen individuals.  

Sokolsky is the President & CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and he, along with Bronfman, will be offering their insights and advice to social entrepreneurs on how to succeed in their ventures.  

This event is part of the Genesis Speaker Series: Inspiring Innovation in the Jewish Community which is now in it's second year and has had leading speaker from the for profit and non-profit sectors including Paul Alofs, Elisha Muskat, Dani Reiss, and Johann Olav Koss.  

“We need to be having more conversations how our community can respond to the needs of the next generation,” explains Genesis Director, Alexandra Kuperman. “We need to explore some of the brightest ideas for change and nurture the leadership who have these ideas. I believe this event which brings together two of the strongest Jewish communal visionaries and leaders of our time, will jumpstart this conversation.”  

The event will take place at the Wolfond Centre for Jewish Student life where Genesis now incubates 5 emerging Jewish non-profits and is working in collaboration with Hillel to piloting a career mentoring program designed for young Jewish adults who are finishing university or in the early years of their career.  

To register for the April 8th event, go to, and for more information email or call 416-255-2325.


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