What does it mean to truly belong in the Jewish community?
The Jewish value of “B’tzelem Elohim” – that all human beings are created in God’s image – requires us to ask: what does it mean to truly belong in the Jewish community while still upholding the boundaries that define community?
True community is created through our relationships with one another and the sense that our presence is felt and valued. How do we engage the full potential in each of us? How do we form relationships across difference to co-create a vision for a culture of belonging?
Join us for a lively conversation between Dr. Mijal Bitton, Scholar in Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and Yolanda Savage-Narva, Director of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Union for Reform Judaism, moderated by Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, to explore the complexities involved in building a vibrant Jewish community of belonging and push our thinking on how to create the community we aspire to live in.