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Joshua Krug, Jewish Life and Learning Director, shares his career journey and its challenges. Recognized as a global thought leader, educator, and poet, Joshua ignites lives through diverse methods. He builds community and champions world repair. Joshua leverages Jewish resources to foster a united, sacred community.
He delves into work challenges, emphasizing fostering belonging despite differences. Joshua recounts hosting retreats and text studies, aiming to grow communities through them. His three-to-five-year plan involves hosting varied-location retreats, continuing text studies, and facilitating influencer meet-ups in the Jewish realm. He advises social entrepreneurs to prioritize genuine human connections, active listening, and being a good neighbor.
In this episode, Joshua charts his journey from a Jewish upbringing in Los Angeles to Jewish education. He recalls inclusivity challenges within the diverse Jewish community. A student's personal disclosure reshaped his teaching outlook. He foresees a future of building communities through retreats, online studies, and connecting diverse Jewish innovators.
“Who is wise? The one who learns from every person” – Joshua KrugShow Notes:
- Joshua Krug talks about growing up and learning about his religion in Los Angeles and how good it was.
- Remembers a big moment when a student talked about the tough times in high school and accepted who he is.
- Talks about the goal of making everyone feel like they belong in Jewish groups.
- Shares stories from his time as the head of Jewish Life and Learning at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, talking about hands-on learning.
- Says it's important to listen and that everyone has something to teach us, mentioning advice from a wise person.
- Making groups stronger through special trips and reading sessions.
- Setting up meetings with important people, especially those bringing new ideas to Jewish groups.
- Talks about the journey of becoming a better person and the big events that change us.
- Talks about the hard part of making everyone feel like they belong in different groups, saying it's key to include everyone.
- Speaks up for the good things that come from truly listening, suggesting that many fights start because people want to be heard.
- K- 12 (KEHILLAH)
- Adult (Opening Doors)