Peter Geffen, Founder of KIVUNIM and The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York, has devoted his career in Jewish education to elevating Jewish identities informed and driven by social justice, creating educational models in which knowledge of Jewish communities around the world propels individual and collective growth and community building for next generations.

"A New Zionism for the 21st Century"

In his talk, Mr. Geffen explains the importance and power of experiential education. In dealing with inter-cultural relations, when trying to understand other perspectives, and when trying to affect good in the world, first-hand experience is critical. He argues that we need to interpret the past and understand the present in order to build and insure the future.