Career Up Now
Silicon Valley - Spring 2019:
Women of Wisdom: An Evening of Storytelling
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Private Residence in the Silicon Valley
Address Provided Upon RSVP
ABOUT CAREER UP NOW
Career Up Now empowers Jewish emerging professionals to advance their careers while incorporating Jewish values into their lives, through innovative networking and education opportunities with Jewish industry leaders.
Career Up Now’s intergenerational, relationship-building, immersive experiences and ongoing programs strengthen Jewish community as professionals of all Jewish affiliations, across all industries, and of all ages and backgrounds - including a majority who are minimally engaged in Judaism - explore Judaism’s timeless wisdom and find relevance and meaning for their professional and personal lives.
PURPOSE OF EVENING
As we develop our Career Up Now communities in local cities our goal is to engage industry and community leaders of all ages to serve as the individuals who will advise and become mentors for our emerging professionals. To do this, prior to launching a cohort, we engage community members through innovative awareness experiences whose design reflects the Career Up Now methodology.
WOMEN OF WISDOM:
STORYTELLING CIRCLES - מעגלי מספרי סיפורים
Wisdom-sharing through storytelling is a long-standing Jewish tradition. For this evening of storytelling, participants will craft their own two minute story in advance that falls into one of two categories:
Category 1: Jewish Rituals in Your Life
What unique or innovative ways to you incorporate Jewish ritual into your life? Do you say the Shema with your children before bedtime? Do you light your grandmother's Shabbat candlesticks? Do you have a nightly wind-down and say a blessing? Do you wake up with affirmations of gratitude? Feel free to share your tradition in a story form.
Category 2: Applied Jewish Wisdom
Mishna 6:6 in Pirke Avot lists 48 Jewish sensibilities for obtaining wisdom. For your story, you can select one of these and craft a story around that topic. It includes topics like empathy, attentive listening, and having a sense of humor. Click here to read through the 48 Jewish sensibilites.
Don't worry if you have no storytelling experience! This is a safe environment - and for those who wish to increase their storytelling skills, we have coaches that you can work with in advance. This is an opportunity to take risks, connect with others in a safe and supportive environment, be uplifted, and for your soul to shine.
HOSTS FOR THE EVENING
EVENING DESCRIPTION AND TIMELINE
6:00 - Drinks and Dinner
When checking in there will be a table with Jewish values cards laid out. Values such as attentive listening, loving all creatures, having a sense of humor, asking questions. Arrivees are asked to select one card that resonates with them in the concept of mentoring. (this card will be used later in the evening)
6:45 - Program Begins
Introductions and brief piece about Career Up Now
8:45 - Activity Closes and Final Schmoozing
9:00 - Program Ends
CALL TO ACTION
We hope you can join us for this dynamic evening to engage with others through Career Up Now’s methodology! Please email Career Up Now’s managing director Bradley Caro Cook Ed.D., to register or to learn more.