Jonathan Ornstein hails from New York City but has made his home in Krak?w where he is the director of the Jewish Community Centre an organisation conceived of and opened by HRH, the Prince of Wales. Prior to the centres opening in 2008 Jonathan had lectured in Modern Hebrew at the Jagiellonian Universitys Department of Jewish Studies for 6 years and founded the Gesher association for PolishIsraeli dialogue. Before making his way to Poland with the new millennium Jonathan had seven years on a kibbutz in the Negev desert and served for 2 years in the I.D.F. He spends way too much time exploring the many fine pubs of Kazimierz where he works and lives. In this TEDxWarsaw http://tedxwarsaw.com talk, Jonathan recounts how the Jewish Community Centre came into being, thanks to the surprising personal engagement of a very well known public figure. About TEDx, x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events which bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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