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Education Workshop

Parents, families, students, educators and future do-gooders, please join us for a workshop with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, this year’s SJFF REEL Difference Award recipient, for an illuminating talk about kids, Jewish values, and connection in a technologically challenged world. Tiffany's "Technology Shabbats" have inspired many JCC's such as ours to start "Shabbat Unplugged" programs for teens and families. As an internet pioneer and filmmaker, Shlain views technology as an incredible opportunity to develop creativity, innovative thinking, and global iniatives, and overlays Jewish values about identity, holidays, Shabbat to create meaningful limits and connection.

About Filmmaker/Speaker Tiffany Shlain

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Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, public speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. She is also the co-founder of two global initiatives, Character Day and 50/50 Day, uniting over 100,000 live events of film and discussion about important issues shaping our lives all linked together online with speakers and one theme. Character Day explores questions and research around living a life of meaning and purpose with her films  30,000 DAYS and THE SCIENCE OF CHARACTER as the centerpiece. 50/50 Day focuses on gender equity, using her film 50/50 RETHINKING THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF WOMEN + POWER. Tiffany’s films and work have received more than 80 awards and distinctions including premieres at the Sundance Film Festival and a Disruptive Innovation Award from Tribeca Film Festival.  The State Department uses her films to represent America around the world. She serves on the Leadership Board of The Center on Media and Child Health at Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital and she is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. Tiffany and her husband, robotics professor Ken Goldberg, have two children and for the past eight years have turned off all screens for one day a week for what they call their “Technology Shabbats,” which she has explored in a lot of her work.

Films Presented

THE MAKING OF A MENSCH | Documentary Short | USA | 2015 | 11m
TECHNOLOGY SHABBATS | Documentary/Animation Short | USA | 2013 | English | 7m