IRWIN KULA
AUTHOR
PRESIDENT
CLAL—THE NATIONAL JEWISH CENTER FOR LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP

Irwin Kula is a disruptive spiritual innovator and rogue thinker. As President of Clal–The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a do-tank at the intersection of innovation, religion, and the sciences of human flourishing, he has had the privilege to work with global leaders such as the Dalai Lama and Queen Noor and with organizations, foundations, universities, and businesses around the world. A 7th generation rabbi, he is author of the award-winning book, Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (2006),  creator of a film, Time for a New God (2004) and a Public TV series Simple Wisdom (2003), and appears as a cultural commentator in both traditional and new media. His purpose is to seed and cultivate a robust religious, political, and cultural pluralism helping people live with greater passion, purpose, creativity, and moral imagination.  He is co-founder, with Craig Hatkoff and Professor Clay Christensen, of the Disruptor Foundation  whose mission is to encourage the advancement and application of disruptive innovation theory to societal-critical domains.