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Network: Beyond Inclusion (2016-17)

How do our organizations go beyond inclusion?

Facilitated by Rabbi Elsie Stern, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs at RRC

For lay and professional leaders engaged in shaping the culture of their organizations

Mondays 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST – April 24, May 8 and May 22

We are privileged to be part of the vibrantly diverse Jewish people. Many of our synagogues and Jewish organizations are working hard to make sure that they are welcoming and inclusive of contemporary Jews in all their diversity. Yet our embrace of our Jewish diversity need not stop at inclusion and welcome. This network will explore how we, as professionals and lay leaders, can create and practice forms of Judaism that are reflective of, and responsive to, the experiences of all our members.

Together we will explore how life cycle rituals can provide opportunities to honor and express a wide range of Jewish identities and experiences. By looking at selected case studies, we will explore how current forms of rituals can serve as barriers and invitations for diverse Jews and we will brainstorm ways to use these rituals to help a wide range of Jews contribute their unique voices and experiences to the Torah and rituals that we share.



Session 1

Beyond Inclusion Recording 4-24-17

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Session 2

Beyond Inclusion Recording 5-8-17



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