Do We Want A Drill Or A Hole?

When we buy a drill are we really buying a drill or are we seeking to buy the holes a drill can make? I spent this week at the annual CLAL/Rabbis Without Borders Retreat in Baltimore, MD. While there, I had the opportunity to learn with Erin Satterwhite, the Vice-President of Innovation at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. You might be wondering why a group of rabbis would spend time with a leader in the healthcare industry. Her commitment to innovation is one that we need to foster within the Jewish community and, as you can see from her own words below, she believes that the same principles that guide her in the healthcare industry can guide us within our synagogues and other Jewish organizations. You can find Erin’s words below. Keynote Speech Delivered by Erin Satterwhite CLAL/Rabbis Without Borders Annual Retreat Edited slightly for this letter I…