From Crisis to Creativity: Drawing from the Jewish Past to Imagine the Jewish Future
Looking across the span of Jewish history, we find many moments of crisis and disruption that then catalyzed a reimagination of the status quo and a faithful stepping forward in the future. Join Rabbis Roly Matalon and Felicia Sol in conversation with futurist Ari Wallach, as we explore the learning from our past and uncover the knowledge, creativity and imagination needed to look into the future with hope.
Ari ben Zion Wallach is a futurist and social systems strategist. He is the founder and Executive Director of Longpath Labs, an initiative focused on bringing long-term thinking and coordinated behavior to the individual, organizational, and societal realms in order to ensure humanity flourishes on an ecologically thriving planet Earth for centuries to come. Ari’s TED talk on Longpath has been viewed over 2.5 million times and translated into 19 languages. Wallach was also the founder and CEO of Synthesis Corp., a New York-based strategic innovation consultancy whose clients included CNN, Volkswagen Global, The UN Refugee Agency and the US State Department. Wallach was the co-founder of the 2008 presidential initiative “The Great Schlep with Sarah Silverman” and most previously hosted Fast Company magazine’s Fast Company Futures with Ari Wallach. He is adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, lecturing on innovation, AI and the futures of governance and public policy.