IMMERSE YOURSELF IN
16 INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES. ONE NIGHT. IN REAL LIFE.
BEFORE YOU GO
LEARN ABOUT THE 16 IRL EXPERIENCES AND PICK OUT WHAT SPEAKS TO YOU.
ROUND 1 @ 8:45PM
QUEUE UP IN FRONT OF YOUR FAVOURITE PANEL AT 8:25PM AND WE WILL LEAD THE WAY!
HEAD TO YOUR 2ND-ROUND EXPERIENCE OF CHOICE BETWEEN 9:45-10:00PM
ROUND 2 @ 10:00PM
MAKE SURE TO CHECK INTO YOUR 2ND-ROUND EXPERIENCE ASAP OR IT WILL FILL UP!
| 8:45-9:45 PM | FASKEN: #1-4 | KPMG: #5-8 |
#1/ YOU POSTED WHAT?
Exploring your digital identity.
ROUND 1. FASKEN/ ALGONQUIN ROOM
In a world of personal branding, everyone’s reputation is vulnerable. How free are you to express your true opinions online?
Our panel of experts will explore what it takes to gain influence online and protect your personal brand. Join them to discuss the courage and tactics it takes to live a meaningful life without commiting personal brand suicide.
EDEN HAZAN, MARNY FLORENCE, MIRI ELMALEH, SANDIE BENITAH
#4/ NOSH MADNESS
A competitive Jewish food bracket
ROUND 1. FASKEN/ RIDEAU + ST.LAWRENCE ROOM
Are you going to let the last piece brisket get served to someone else? Are you a matzo ball or a kreplach fan?
Come out to this experience and spend an hour with our panel of palate specialists as our cultural classics clash in the ultimate battle of the Jewish foods!
Learn about the history of quintessential Jewish cuisine as we go along, and crown the ultimate Jewish food champion.
ESTHER KLEIN, ALON OZERY, AMY STOPNICKI, MATT WEISBLATT
#2/ WORLD BEATERS
Why some people take on the world.
ROUND 1. FASKEN/ ESCARPMENT ROOM
Some people just have IT. That extra bit of passion. These are the disruptors. The change-makers. The leaders. The world beaters. So, what are the essential ingredients of that secret sauce?
Learn the necessary ratios of vision, action, and good old chutzpah that will add you to the realm of people who change the status quo. Gain insight from world beaters who are changing the world in big and small ways, and speak up to share your own world-beating idea with the crowd.
JILL RODAK, ELIAV SHAKED, NELSON THALL, MATT ZERKER, BARRY CRACOWER (Advisor)
#5/ JEWS ON THE COUCH
A therapy session with an audience
ROUND 1. KPMG/ MICHIGAN ROOM
Everyone has a story. Would you tell yours in a public therapy-style session?
Sit in on an intimate session featuring Jews with outlandish, non quintessential experiences who have great stories to share about life, the paths they followed, and Jewish experience.
This experience will explore the complicated and paradoxical experience of being a modern day Jew.
ALANA KAYFETZ, EVAN MALACH, ANTHONY ROSE
#3/ JEWISH: WHO CARES?!
Why we subscribe to the tribe?
ROUND 1. FASKEN/ HURON ROOM
In a time and place when Jews have never been so free, why does preserving Jewish values still matter?
Hear from academics, preservers of tradition, and people on the front lines of preserving Jewish identity and history to discuss the why of being Jewish.
DAN HELD, CASSIA FINKELSTEIN, SARA LEFTON, ISAAC OZIEL
#6/ SMASH THE STIGMA
A conversation about mental health
ROUND 1. KPMG/ HURON ROOM
Smash the Stigma is for anyone who experiences, or knows someone who experiences mental illness. In other words, this session is for all of us.
Let's sit down together and draw back the curtain on one of our society's most important yet cloaked issue.
In just one hour, our guides will help us craft community, share experiences and learn tactics to prioritize mental health in our busy lives.
DR. ALEX CHRIS, SHAWNEY ENKIN, NICOLE KAGAN, DAVID PASOFF
#7/ WONDER WOMEN
A take on the modern super'her'o
ROUND 1. KPMG/ ERIE ROOM
Are compassion or negotiation skills the key to being Wonder Woman in 2020? It's about time that we update the definition of an "Eshet Chayil" or "Woman of Valour" for the 21st century.
Dig into how women are portrayed in the media and depicted in modern culture with our panel of unstoppable women - who moonlight as superheroes - for a discussion on the roles and expectations that modern, young Jewish women are met with today.
JEN ARMEL, DANI KAGAN, BRITTANY KASCO, BAILEY ROTH
#8/ GETTING CHAI
Finding elevation in life.
ROUND 1. KPMG/ ONTARIO ROOM
Many of us are adrenaline seekers, always looking for the next high to take us over the edge. Some people seek out that feeling without participating in extreme sports. But, what does it mean to feel high? How do we find elevation in our everyday lives, and should we be looking for it at all? This experience will explore the nature of getting high in life and our urge to look for something more.
Join our panel for TED style exploration in pursuit of elevation.
DAVID CHESNEY, ABI ROACH, NOAH TILE
| 10-10:45 PM | FASKEN: #9-12 | KPMG: #13-16 |
#9/ SURVIVING THE SWIPE
The great date debate.
ROUND 2. FASKEN/ ALGONQUIN ROOM
What are you supposed to do if you didn't meet "The One" at camp or in undergrad? Swipe, right?
The Jewish dating scene is a unique one. At the same time, we can all relate to it. Our panelists will debate the pros and cons of modern-day swipe culture and the more traditional set up, or shidduch.
This is the ultimate debate... how should we date?
AMANDA SHILO BRAVERMAN, ILANA BROWN, RONEN GEISLER, MIKE KHARDAS
#12/ WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
Stories of a Magen Boy... Improvised
ROUND 2. FASKEN/ RIDEAU + ST.LAWRENCE ROOM
Get inside the heads of Jian Magen, self-proclaimed party king of North America. In an improv experience.
He will share untold personal stories and our improv actors will jump on the scene and explore the possibilities.Then you have a chance to get in on the fun too: share your personal moments of conflict, and our improv actors will jump in to resolve your scene for you.
FEATURING: JIAN MAGEN
MICHAEL JONAS, ARI PASTERNAK, SOLOMON SEGAL, BEN STERLIN, DALIA VAINER
#15/ LET'S EAT!
Rituals, food and modern consumption
ROUND 2. KPMG/ ERIE ROOM
Judaism enriches our lives with rituals. Food is meant to do the same thing.
Today, we’re a generation with food at our fingertips. Intentional consumption should be at the forefront of our minds. How has the fluidity of modern day life, with its resistance to tradition and routine, impacted the way we consume food?
Join our panel for a discussion of our modern day food choices.
ANTHONY ROSE & DEBBIE ROTHSTEIN
JOSH BROTT, STEPH GLADMAN, ALI HOROWITZ, ALISHA KAPLAN
#10/ TELL THE TRUTH
Living in a fake news world
ROUND 2. FASKEN/ ESCARPMENT ROOM
How can we tell who is telling the truth these days? Seemingly real images and stories are fake. Things that seem impossible turn out to be true!
With many news sources no longer providing reliable information, how can we go about seeking the truth? Our expert journalists will work with you to break down the media landscape, and provide tactics to identify mistruths and inconsistencies, leaving you armed with the tools to understand our world.
PETER AKMAN, SANDIE BENITAH, EMERALD BENSADOUN, ALEX ROSE, JULIA SEBASTIEN
#13/ BETWEEN THE SHEETS
Discussing modern sex culture
ROUND 2. KPMG/ MICHIGAN ROOM
Sex culture… It’s inescapable and ruining our ability to make meaningful connections. Whether sexy ads, atypically attractive tv characters, easily accessible porn, or the ease of the right swipe, it’s time for a personal plan to increase our chance at finding meaningful intimacy.
Join our sex positive sex panel to uncover key issues for healthy intimacy and vibrant sex lives.
CARLY BASIAN, JEREMY FRANK, DIANA MELNICK, RAE ZSERESZEWSKI
#16/ JEWISH JAM SESSION
In-the-moment Jewish-music making
ROUND 2. KPMG/ BEACHES + HARBOURFRONT ROOM
Can a traditional Jewish melody be sampled for an in-the-moment jam sesh?
Watch as our most musical Jumans bring an old tune to life, reworking it into a hit that that everyone can sing along to. Featuring an array of musicians, this experience will have you out of your seat, collaborating with each other to create something entirely new. You’ll experience the power of watching something come to life before your eyes. It’s a concert like you’ve never seen before.
JUSTIN BENLOLO, JONATHAN COHEN, RACHEL JUSTINE, SHAWN MOLKO, NOA VLESSING
#11/ NOW WHAT?
Stories of pushing past failure.
ROUND 2. FASKEN/ HURON ROOM
Failure, let-downs and rejections are a crappy yet necessary part of life. And they leave you wondering, NOW WHAT?
Jews are a people who have constantly faced rejection. Throughout history, we have learned to become a nation that doesn't dwell on the problem, but works on finding solutions.
In this interactive experience, learn from people who have faced real rejection about how to move forward when things don't go our way.
AMANDA HARARI, DAVID ELMALEH, JOSH SINGER
#14/ WOULD YOU RATHER?
Making life's toughest choices
ROUND 2. KPMG/ HURON ROOM
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck? Do you stick out a boring job or look for something new? Try and make it work with your partner or cut ties? What series should you watch on Netflix next?
We’ve all been faced with seemingly impossible choices to make. Join an interactive decision making game, where you choose what happens, and learn the benefits, consequences, opportunities and regrets that come along with every difficult decision.
NOAM HAZAN, BRIAN MOSOFF, COREY STANTON, NATALIE SUTTON