The Judaism 3.0 Think Tank (formally the AIFL Think Tank) deliberates the ideas presented in the book Judaism 3.0 – Judaism’s Transformation to Zionism
AIFL Think Tank Chair Gol Kalev, America-Israel Friendship League Chairman Kenneth Bialkin and Israel’s General Consul to New York, Amb. Ido Aharoni (let to right; AIFL Think Tank inauguration, 2011)


The AIFL Think Tank was inaugurated in 2011 under the leadership of Gol Kalev to explore the current state of Zionism and of Judaism.

Based in New York, think tank members came from various professional and personal backgrounds. Most not involved with Jewish causes, and many non-Jews, members brought valuable outside perspectives and fresh-thinking that helped the author fine-tune the ideas of Judaism 3.0.

Once Judaism 3.0 – Judaism’s transformation to Zionism was published, the think tank, housed in the America-Israel Friendship League for 11 years, has “made Aliya” and is now the Judaism 3.0 think tank


Members: Experienced professionals from various fields such as Investment Banking, Private Equity, Law, Media, Fashion, Art, Philanthropy, and Technology, think tank members from various political and religious backgrounds.

Applying their experience and track record of success in their respective fields to issues related to Israel and the Jewish world, think tank members bring valuable outside perspective to issues relating to Israel, Zionism and the Jewish world.

Opinion Leaders: Through deliberating the ideas of Judaism 3.0, think tank members become better familiar with issues relating to Israel and Zionism. They then can share their experience and knowledge with their respective circles, including those critical of Israel.

Position Papers: The think tank’s position papers authored by Gol Kalev, were deliberated by think tank members, who also served as valuable sounding-board for the author as he was writing his book

Zionism — a Successor to Rabbinical Judaism? (2012)

120 Years Later: A Look at the State of Zionism and the American Jewish Community (2014)

Book: With the book completed and published, the think tank is now expanding to broader audiences of readers and thinkers, who wish to continue the conversation and deliberate the ideas of Judaism 3.0.


About Judaism 3.0: In this landmark book, Gol Kalev demonstrates how Zionism has turned into the organizing principle of Judaism. Analyzing long-term shifts in Israel, Diaspora Judaism as well as global trends that impact the state of Judaism, Kalev shows how Zionism has become the primary conduit through which both Jews and non-Jews relate to Judaism – in the positive and negative alike. More

“A courageous, compelling, and thoughtful thesis that must be part of any serious discussion of the future of Israel and the Jewish people.”

Michael Oren, historian, former Ambassador of Israel to the United States

“This book should play an important role in the discussions about the future of world Jewry and its relations with Israel.”

Natan Sharansky, former Chairman of The Jewish Agency, former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel

Gol Kalev does not just know Theodor Herzl – he lives and breathes Theodor Herzl…This book should trigger the conversation the Jewish community needs about Israel, Zionism, Judaism and Identity. Bravo! 

Professor Gil Troy, author -The Zionist Ideas

ייA remarkable ideas book that is about much more than the state of Judaism….One of the most important books about Judaism, Zionism and global trends of our times.”

Catherine Carlton, former Mayor of Menlo Park, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur

“Kalev picks up where Herzl left off……A must read for people of all religious and political backgrounds who want to get a deeper understanding of the state of Zionism and Judaism today.”

Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem

The book was selected by the Jerusalem Report as the cover of its 2022 New Year Magazine

Watch Gol Kalev discuss Judaism 3.0 with Emily Frances on i24

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