The Institute for the Next Jewish Future is a hub for ideas, education, and action dedicated to accelerating bold innovation in Jewish life. We work toward the discovery and emergence of resonant forms of Jewish living for the 21st century. Please keep coming back as we develop this web site in the months ahead!


We are excited to be part of bringing Yochi Brandes's bestselling The Secret Book of Kings (published in Hebrew as Melachim Gimmel) to English-speaking readers. The book was published on August 23, 2016 by St. Martin's Press and is available in hardcover or e-book formats at  and wherever books are sold. Check out the companion web site we created at www.SecretBookofKings.com, which includes a Resources for Readers section that leads non-experts on a deep dive into modern Biblical scholarship.


The Judaism Unbound podcast, hosted by Dan Libenson and Lex Rofes of the INJF, is a weekly offering of stimulating conversation on a wide variety of contemporary Jewish issues. The show features a wide variety of terrific guests, including Anita Diamant, Richard Elliott Friedman, Benay Lappe, and Jonathan Sarna, and explores topics ranging from intermarriage to holidays to the internet. Judaism Unbound provides important discussions of American Judaism to anyone, anywhere with an internet connection. With many thousands of unique listeners every month, it is emerging as one of the leaders in Jewish podcasting. 


We are proud to launch Shavuot Unbound, a 21st century way of engaging with the holiday of Shavuot. If you are interested in engaging deeply with modern forms of Jewish "text," from podcasts to videos and TV shows to graphic novels, head over to Judaism Unbound's website and explore the possibilities for a meaningful Shavuot!