Beyond the campus ASF acts as convener, creating an opening for diverse conversations through a wide variety of conferences. We cultivate deep engagement on a range of topical issues. We have become a trusted source for holding space in which all sides of the discourse can safely come together and engage. We hold the middle line, partnering with many organizations, internationally, with positive and open exchange.

Our goal is to bring together young millennials, recent graduates, graduate students, social entrepreneurs, and dynamic thinkers within the Jewish world, for engaged conversation and study, to teach the power of learning through the story of the other. Our conferences present profound discourse, providing perspective and insight, for a larger view of the issues we address.

Current Programs

ASF – Hartman Fellows Leadership Retreat 2018

The ASF-Hartman Cohort Leadership Retreat is an annual opportunity for a small, select, and diverse group of emerging Jewish leaders to engage with one another around some of the most important contemporary questions and challenges facing our community.

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Jerusalem Symposium

The Jerusalem Symposia bring together young people to address timely topics of critical interest to the American and Israeli communities. The general format of each symposium includes a series of speakers followed by break out sessions, often involving multiple panelists.

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North American Symposium

The North American Symposia, in partnership with Mechon Hadar in New York City, attracts college students, Jewish professionals, grad students from Jewish professional programs, as well as many interested individuals from the community, for study and reflection.

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Young Leadership Summit

The purpose of this forum was to gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing a younger generation of Jewish leaders, particularly as it relates to the relationship between Israel and the North American Jewish community, and to develop ideas and strategies in response to them.

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Jewish Summer Camp

An educational curriculum dedicated to help North American Jewish youth learn from and be inspired by Avi’s life and work.  The programs include discussions on issues related to Israel, peacemaking, and Jewish role modeling.  The curriculum, designed to be used by Jewish summer camps, youth groups, day schools, and Israel programs can be adapted for your use.  Download from resources.

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“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen” – Winston Churchill

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