Beyond Inclusion | Reconstructing Judaism

Beyond Inclusion

How do our organizations go beyond inclusion?

Facilitated by 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, 2:30pm-3:30pm EST— January 29, February 12, February 26

People in costume link hands to create a tunnel

We are privileged to be part of the vibrantly diverse Jewish people. Many communities work hard to ensure they are welcoming and inclusive of contemporary Jews in all their diversity. Yet our embrace of Jewish diversity need not stop at inclusion and welcome. We 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 everyone. We will explore how life-cycle rituals can provide opportunities to honor and express a wide range of Jewish identities and experiences. Case studies will help us identify how current forms of rituals can serve as barriers and invitations for diverse Jews. 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 we share.

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