Who inspired you to launch this venture?
The community institutions who faced building challenges and who at times ask for my consultation. Ultimately they have not been organized or financially capable enough to deal with the challenges.
Where will your venture be in a year?
JEWISH DESIGN COLLECTIVE will have an operating website and format for consultation services, and we will start our one or two consultation projects with a Jewish community building of our choice.
What are the biggest challenges you face?
Getting the immense amount of things I want to get done simultaneously in regards to my venture and extended to my other pursuits.
What change do you hope to make?
I hope to at least foster the conversation about better design and aesthetics and the power these two components can offer our community built spaces.
What person do you relate to in Jewish History?
King Solomon as embodied in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is on a thrilling and essential search yet in the end he is left confounded and humbled before G-d.
What is the biggest question you’re grappling with now?
How much of a demand from a receptive audience is there?
What is the biggest challenge facing our community today?
Trying new things.
What is the most valuable thing learned from the program?
The amount of people who can and do help each other work towards social and communal change.