The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL)
Rabbi Irwin Kula’s FEDtalk is sure to resonate deeply here in the Lower Mainland, where we are rooted in our Jewish values as we work together to ensure that we keep our community strong even as the cost of living soars and our community spreads out over a wider area.
Recognized as one of the leaders shaping today’s spiritual landscape, Rabbi Kula is ranked by Newsweek as one of America's "Most Influential Rabbis." A seventh-generation rabbi, his work occupies the intersection of innovation, religion, and human flourishing. He is the co-president of CLAL, a New York-based leadership training institute, think tank, and resource centre co-founded by Elie Wiesel z”l. Their mission is to make Jewish wisdom available to all people.
Rabbi Kula uses Jewish wisdom to inspire people around the world to live with a greater sense of purpose, virtue, hope and love. He serves as a consultant across the U.S. to foundations, federations, synagogues and agencies, promoting ethical leadership and institutional change. His work has taken him across the globe to host a Passover seder in Bhutan, consult with government officials in Rwanda, help build cultural and interfaith bridges in Qatar, and discuss compassionate leadership with leaders as diverse as the Dalai Lama and Queen Noor of Jordan.
He received the 2008 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award for his work "toward equality, liberty and a truly inter–religious community." A repeat guest on Oprah and Frontline, he is an award-winning author, acclaimed filmmaker and sought-after media commentator on culture, politics, and spirituality.
Interested in hearing more from this respected spiritual leader and self-described rogue thinker? Buy your FEDtalks tickets today!