By Adam Hurwitz
If I were asked one year ago today how to make a difference in this world, I would have gone on about all the big actions I’d have to take, how much work I’d have to do by myself, and how many tireless years of work it would take. If you were to ask me again today how to make a difference in the world, I would tell you that little actions can have huge impacts, that I can and must rely on others to help me, and that the changes I make can be immediately successful.
The inspiration behind this shift in how I see the world – and my role in improving it – was participating in two life-changing programs during the last year. September’s Dana Gershon and Rabbi Jonah Pesner Northeast Leadership Summit and this summer’s URJ Eisner Camp Machon program were perfect complements to one another. Both have made me a better leader, strengthened my Jewish identity, and shaped my view of the world.