Guest Post: Drew Schwartz
Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to the Holy Land of gambling for Tribefest with over 1,500 young Jewish people from different parts of the U.S. There, in Las Vegas, I was able to visit with old friends, meet others from across the country, and be exposed to the energy of inspirational speakers. The experience was extraordinary and not since having lived in Israel did I feel so immersed...
Guest Post: Lory Cooper
This year’s TribeFest surpassed last year’s premier event. Going into the event, I was excited that our St. Louis delegation grew, bringing 17 young professionals to Vegas. It was especially special for me to share this experience with 2 of my cousins, Danielle and Jared Kohn (and our grandma was thrilled about the potential to meet Jewish spouses!). The ‘Main Stage’ presented influential Jewish...
Guest Post: Staci Tons
TribeFest 2012 was an amazing experience for me and helped strengthen my Jewish values and identity! Like many people I know, I went to a Jewish day camp when I was younger. I went to Hebrew School, Sunday School, was Bat Mitzvahed and Confirmed. I was heavily involved in a Jewish youth group in middle school and high school. I was involved with Hillel on my college campus, serving as a leader on...
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Tweets from TribeFest
Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Israel Engagement Professional, Joel Frankel, tweeted his way through TribeFest. See what he had to say @Next_STL. // ]]]]]]]]]]> // ]]]]]]]]> // ]]]]]]> // ]]]]>]]> @ the @MasaIsrael breakout session. Can’t wait to hear the panel speak! #tribefest — Birthright Next STL (@Next_STL) March 27, 2012 Just got to read about Sandy Koufax with a great...
Guest Post: Brian Mitchell
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend TribeFest, a gathering of more than 1,500 Jewish adults organized by the Jewish Federations of North America in Las Vegas, NV. Although Las Vegas might have been my initial impetus for registering for this event, the actual location had very little to do with my overall enjoyment of attending. As a Jewish Professional, anytime I can find myself among a...
Social Media Seminar
One of the most interesting sessions at TribeFest was ‘The Power of Social Media.’ The session was led by: Emily Hochenberg, Director of Communications and Social Media for the Israel Action Network (IAN) Meara Razon, VP of Community Outreach at Jspace Jenna Silverman, Marketing Manager at Big Duck Every table in the room was filled by both professionals and volunteers....
I had been posting updates along the way from the Tumblr app on my iPhone, but for some reason they didn’t come through, so I’m sorry for the delay! You can still see our live tweets from the conference at @YPDSTL. Recap: TribeFest was a whirlwind. The events were non-stop and had me (and most of the people I spoke with) exhausted, but in the best way. The conference started as...
Create a vision, organize people around it, lead by example, and go hatch your...– Jordan Wolfe, founder of CommunityNEXT (via @RabbiYonah)
Guest Post: Joel Frankel
As I weave my way through the slot machines and blackjack tables here at the Palazzo, it is obvious to me that the Jews have taken over Las Vegas. It’s not just the kippot and the long-skirts, it’s the random conversations that you overhear as you go to and from the pool or the rooms. Everywhere you go, young jews are talking about what we can all do to work together to better engage...
Follow Us To TribeFest!
Welcome to the official STL Goes To TribeFest blog. Hi, I’m Melanie - the NextGen public relations & social media specialist at Jewish Federation of St. Louis. I’ll be blogging daily from TribeFest in Las Vegas, giving you all the inside scoop. Haven’t heard about TribeFest? It’s an annual gathering to inspire and connect Jewish young adults (22-45), organized by...