Our Upcoming Events 

 
 
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You Can Fix It: Reducing Food Waste in NYC Restaurants

 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 11:30am - 2:30pm

Location: 37 East 28th Street, suite 201

During this session, we'll also engage with restaurant managers, chefs and waitstaff, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the hip restaurant, Inday

Faculty: Marvin Vilma and Sara Weinreb

Entrepreneurs are action oriented people, envisioning and acting on ideas for pressing issues. Get out the classroom and learn the tools to solve real problems you encounter with a group of fellow high school innovators while learning to empathize, ideate and prototype, the building blocks of Design Thinking. In this interactive workshop, you will participate in a design challenge to learn how to brainstorm and test ideas that can become a reality and change your community, learning how to create change while meeting the needs of others. If you are a mover and shaker, and someone who wants to use creative problem solving to take on big issues, this is the workshop for you.


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You Can Fix It: Making NYC Green Spaces Actually Enjoyable

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 from 11:30am-2:30pm

Location: Centre for Social Innovation (601 W 26th St #325)

During this session, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch together and engage with patrons of the High Line as part of our experiment. 

Faculty: Marvin Vilma and Sara Weinreb

Entrepreneurs are action oriented people, envisioning and acting on ideas for pressing issues. Get out the classroom and learn the tools to solve real problems you encounter with a group of fellow high school innovators while learning to empathize, ideate and prototype, the building blocks of Design Thinking. In this interactive workshop, you will participate in a design challenge to learn how to brainstorm and test ideas that can become a reality and change your community, learning how to create change while meeting the needs of others. If you are a mover and shaker, and someone who wants to use creative problem solving to take on big issues, this is the workshop for you.


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Mystery guest brunch series:     Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum

 

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

High school students: 12 noon

Ticket price: $30

Set menu, served family style!

Faculty: Rebecca Schumer, Chief Innovation Officer, The Greenhouse, joined by mystery guest!

Join us for part one of our mystery guest brunch series, which is designed to offer teens special curated food experiences at a range of NYC's most famous and hottest restaurants, cafes and kitchens. The cost of each experience will be subsidized by The Greenhouse, and spots will go quickly as each meal is designed to be small and intimate, featuring a special guest who will bring an element of mystery to the table. 


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An evening of food tradition, and storytelling

 

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Location:  Beautiful space @ 163 w 85th street

8th graders: 5:00 - 6:30pm

High school students: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Expect an awesome dinner, just saying...

Faculty: Sydney Kornegay

Come meet “John,” a 21 year old asylum seeker from Iran. While we share stories and a delicious meal, and learn how to bake a traditional Iranian breads, John will also tell us about his experience converting to Judaism in Iran, seeking asylum in the US, and finding work, housing and security in his new country.

 
 

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The complex life of Sigmund Freud, a famous Viennese Jew

 

Two-part series: Sunday, Dec. 3rd and 10th, 2017

High school students: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Expect an awesome lunch, just saying...

Faculty: Ben Kaplan, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

"Educator; writer; language-learning fanatic; thinks opera and Yiddish are really cool."

Freud is everywhere. A Freudian slip. The unconscious mind. He is famous for being the inventor of modern psychotherapy, but what many don’t know was that he was also a Viennese Jewish doctor deeply conflicted about his Jewishness. So how does his work connect to us today, and how do we understand Freud’s identity as a Jew who deeply rejected religion? Join our two-session tour through some of Freud’s classic excerpts as we try to better understand his own psyche.

 
 

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Do Good & Well: Design your social impact career

Two-Part Series: Weds., Nov. 29th and Dec 6th

High school students: 5 - 8pm

Delicious dinner included

Faculty: Jennifer Siaca Curry

Whether you're just starting to think about college or you already have a vision for your future, this career-focused boot camp will help you consider how to have a social impact and build a successful career. We will explore the concept of tikkun olam ("repair the world") and the Jewish tradition of community service and how to weave these ideas into your professional life. You'll network with leaders in public service, higher education, and social enterprises (aka, businesses that make money and help others). And, you'll participate in a business planning design lab, thinking through how you could launch a business that is profitable while changing the world.

Speakers include:

Dr. Jennifer Curry, Education Expert and Lead Facilitator

Dr. Erica Foldy, Professor, NYU Wagner

Oliver Libby, Managing Director, Hatzimemos / Libby and Founder, The Resolution Project

Allie Mahler, Founder, Community x Design

Saul Miller, Senior Project Manager, Samasource

Rebecca Schumer, Chief Innovation Officer, The Greenhouse