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A UNIFYING VISION FOR AN ENDURING PEOPLE

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A UNIFYING VISION FOR AN ENDURING PEOPLE

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THE TIES THAT BIND

About our Common Destiny

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Our Common Destiny is a ground-breaking effort to strengthen global Jewry by linking Jewish communities all over the world to a shared set of ethics and values across religious and cultural identities. All Jews are connected to each other even though our ancestries and journeys may be different. Now, more than ever in our recent history, it is important that we forge inspiring bonds with one another and embrace the diversity of our Jewish people as we create a new vision for the future of Jews around the world.

The opportunities and challenges before us demand that we deepen our knowledge of one another and to recommit ourselves to a greater purpose. Together, we can create a movement that unites us in our pursuit of work towards a bright future for our people and the world at large.

declaration

The foundational text of Our Common Destiny will be our Declaration, an intellectual and spiritual document that illuminates and affirms the shared ethics and values which light the path for world Jewry towards common goals and a thriving future.

Crafting such a document is no easy task, especially given the challenges of the differing beliefs, perspectives and languages of global Jewry. That is why we decided to start the process by recruiting a small and diverse group of renowned Jewish scholars, thought leaders and activists from six continents to provide feedback on our first attempt to create such an important document and aspirational initiative. We are greatly indebted to all of them for their willingness to participate in this difficult and complex assignment, as well as for their wisdom and insights.

We will launch the first draft of the Declaration of Our Common Destiny into the world for discussion, debate and commentary by Jews of all ages, affiliations or nationalities. We hope that broad input will help refine and improve the document, which, in its final form, will serve as the foundation of a growing movement to shape how future generations of Jews, within Israel and worldwide, across spiritual and cultural identities, relate, empower and engage with one another.

forum

The Our Common Destiny Forum

Jerusalem, September 9-11, 2019

Our Common Destiny Forum took place in Jerusalem on September 9-11, 2019. Participation in the Forum was limited to Our Common Destiny Scholars who had helped us shape this initiative, and who, on September 10, presented the document to H.E. The President of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin for its official, public launch.

The Future

In the weeks and months following the forum, we intend to share the vision of Our Common Destiny and the draft of the Declaration with Jewish leaders and communities worldwide for discussion, learning and engagement. We envision this second phase of the project to be one of incubation and further development of the text, one, we hope, will help lead toward a shared, inspired vision for our collective future as well as the start of a global movement to unite and strengthen the Jewish people.

leadership

partners

Our Common Destiny is a joint initiative of Genesis Philanthropy Group and the State of Israel, under the auspices of the President of Israel

Genesis Philanthropy Group
Gennady Gazin

Chairman

Ilia Salita

President and CEO

President of Israel
Mr. Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin

H.E. The President of the State
of Israel

Advisory Board (In formation)

Sanford R. (Sandy) Cardin​

Chair

Laurie Blitzer

USA

Debbie Dadon

Australia

Yisrael Goldschmidt

Israel

Tiffany Harris

USA

Hubert Leven

France 

Marcus Metta Cohen

Mexico

Amb. Itamar Rabinovich

Israel

Rabbi Schlomo Riskin

Israel 

Judith Yovel Recanati

Israel

Lord Jacob Rothschild

United Kingdom

Rivka Saker

Israel

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

United Kingdom

Barbara SpectRE

Sweden

Judith Tanenbaum

Canada

Prof. Mark Yudof

USA

Scholars

Éliette Abécassis

France

Prof. Yaarah Bar-on

Israel

Rabbi Sharon Brous

USA

Rabbi Silvina Chemen

Argentina

Gali Cooks

USA

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

USA

Mike Samuel Delberg

Germany

Rabbi Pini Dunner

USA

Prof. Yuval Elbashan

Israel

Dr. Daniel Fainstein

Mexico

Gina Flash

South Africa

Gal Gabay

Israel

Rachel Gerrol

USA

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

Russia

Dr. Micah Goodman

Israel

Rabbi irving (Yitz) Greenberg

USA

Dr. Robert Harris

United Kingdom

Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur

France

Tal Keinan

USA

Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone

USA

Rabbi Harold Loss

USA

Erica Lyons

Hong Kong

Rabbi Yaakov Meidan

Israel

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed

Israel

Yehuda Neuberger

USA

Tracie Olcha

Australia

Zoya Raynes

USA

Alex Rif

Israel

Prof. Jonathan Sarna

USA

Bat Galim ShaEr

Israel

Rabbi Dr. Shalom Sharon

Israel

Prof. Gil Troy

Israel

Prof. Zsofia Kata Vincze

Romania

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin

Israel

Content directors

Rabbi Tamar Elad-Applebaum

Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi

Dr. Moshe Weinstock

contact

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