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Focusing on Young Leadership: Fifteen Minutes with Jewish Leader Andrew Keene

Milwaukee native Andrew Keene, a new executive board member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), was recently elected to co-chair its upcoming CONNECTIONS 2017 biennial in Israel. He’s no stranger to lay leadership, having served as North American president of of NFTY from 2013-14 (he’s still an active alumnus) and as a current trustee of the Union for Reform Judaism. This spring, Keene, an entrepreneurship student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, traveled halfway around the globe – to Israel, London, and several stops in between – to attend seminars, meet-ups, and biennials along the way.

We caught up with Keene to talk about going global, being engaged, and serving as a young lay leader – and why it’s all so important.

Read more on the Union for Reform Judaism blog.