Joshua Krug, Jewish Life and Learning Director, shares his career journey and its challenges. Recognized as a global thought leader, educator, and poet, Joshua ignites lives through diverse methods. He builds community and champions world repair. Joshua leverages Jewish resources to foster a united sacred community.
He delves into work challenges, emphasizing fostering belonging despite differences. Joshua recounts hosting retreats and text studies, aiming to grow communities through them. His three-to-five-year plan involves hosting varied-location retreats, continuing text studies, and facilitating influencer meet-ups in the Jewish realm. He advises social entrepreneurs to prioritize genuine human connections, active listening, and being good neighbors.
In this episode, Joshua discusses his journey from a Jewish upbringing in Los Angeles to Jewish education. He recalls inclusivity challenges within the diverse Jewish community, and about his journey as a student, and how his personal disclosure reshaped his teaching outlook. And how he foresees a future of building communities through retreats, online studies, and connecting diverse Jewish innovators.
“Who is wise? The one who learns from every person” – Joshua Krug
“I think the most important challenge is the aspiration to cultivate belonging across differences is a huge aspiration.” – Joshua Krug
“I felt like this space, this Jewish experience was durable, that is, was engaged with the world of ideas and spoke to me as a contemporary teenager.” – Joshua Krug