Rabbi Julia Appel is Director of Innovation Training and Curriculum at Clal in New York, NY. She is passionate about building Jewish community that meets the challenges of the 21st century – in which Jewish identity is a choice, not an obligation. She recently founded the start-up Bina Community Circles, a new spiritual project fostering Jewish personal flourishing and communal change through deep relationship-building circles. For Clal, she teaches “Leadership Through Innovation” to rabbinical and cantorial students and leads communal change projects. Previously, she served as the Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Rabbi of Hillel at the University of Toronto.