September 10-12, 2017
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Maryland
The Conversation: Jewish In America is a unique project based on a simple concept: bringing together about 55 American Jews who are leaders or potential leaders in their respective fields to talk about the future of Jewish life in this country and what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.
Sponsored by The Jewish Week, the program is intended to provide a safe and creative place for people from a wide span of religious, political and generational perspectives — but who share a love for the Jewish people and care about its history, survival and advancement “to meet, talk, and imagine together.”
The Conversation intends to offer a free-wheeling exchange, both serious and light, among Jews from many walks of life, ethnic backgrounds and different generations who want to analyze together why being Jewish matters to us individually and collectively.
The group in effect will be an incubator for creative ideas and potential goals. To be clear: there are no intended outcomes, though some may emerge; there is no political or religious motive at play, and no business other than the Jewish business of thoughtfully, creatively and candidly discussing the boundaries and possibilities of Jewish life in the 21st century.