Intro to the Art of Community: Principles for Belonging (For Every Leader)

Thursday, October 6th, from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm, Pound 102
Charles Vogl, author of The Art of Community, will give a lunch talk on how to building strong communities, that help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. Such communities aren’t just happy accidents – they can be purposefully cultivated, whether they’re in a company, a faith institution or among friends and enthusiasts. This conversation will introduce principles distilled from 3,000 years of spiritual tradition to help leaders build loyalty, strengthen identity, and create meaning within their community.
Lunch will be served.
Co-Sponsored by La Alianza, WLA, BLSA, APALSA, JLSA, LAMBDA, and SALSA.

[CANCELED] Jerusalem 2020: The Mayor’s Strategic Plan for the City’s Economic Growth

Wednesday, September 28th, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm, WCC 2004
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will discuss his five-year plan for the city of Jerusalem, which includes a 30-billion-shekel investment in the development of the city’s transportation infrastructure, an investment fund for entrepreneurs, a new high-tech industrial park, a campaign to boost employment and more.
Non-pizza lunch will be served, so come hungry!
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[Unfortunately, this event has been canceledm as Mayor Barkat has had to return to Israel to attend a state funeral for Shimon Peres.]

Words that Wound

Thursday, September 29, 12 pm – 1 pm, Room 3011
Join JLSA and Harvard Chabad for a Lunch and Learn!
What happens when a playwright portrays a public figure in a negative light? Can the playwright be sued for slander and character defamation? Is there special protection accorded artists so that they may be free to create? Are their artistic statements held to different standards than assertions made in the press or in the context of regular public discourse? Or are all people equally accountable for their hurtful words? Join Elkie as she discusses this legal topic from a Jewish perspective in an informal setting over lunch! Bring your friends!
Kosher lunch provided!

#Terrorism: Social Media’s Role in Terrorist Incitement

Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm – 9 pm, Austin 100
With the widespread use and appeal of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, comes the subsequent risk of allowing 3rd party content to roam free and uncensored. Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and ISIS have used these platforms to gain instant access to a great, global audience. Should Facebook & Twitter be held liable for content published by terror organizations and where should the line be drawn?
Falafel and Shawarma will be served, so come hungry.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Legal Director of Shurat Hadin
Captin Nativ, IDF Intelligence Officer
Michael Smith II, COO of Kronos Advisory
Micah Avni, Founder of “Stop Incitement” Movement
Moderated by: Aviv Lazar
Sponsored by: Alliance for Israel, Hillel, The Brandeis Organization, and Shurat Hadin

Donuts and Coffee with the Jewish Law Students’ Association (JLSA)

Sunday, August 28, 10am – 12pm, Crossroads Patio (between WCC and Pound)
Join JLSA for coffee and donuts from Donuts with a Difference (KVH), heralded by the Huffington Post as one of the top donut shops in one of the top donut cities in the country. Everyone is welcome to meet current students, preview events, and learn more about the organization. We look forward to seeing you there!