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Towards a Community of Belonging

May 9, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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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.

Towards a Community of Belonging
Monday, May 9 | 12:00 PM − 1:15 PM

Zoom link provided upon registration.
Closed captioning available.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 301-230-7200.

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Dr. Mijal Bitton,
Scholar in Residence,
Shalom Hartman Institute

Gil Preuss

Gil Preuss, CEO,
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Washington

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Yolanda Savage-Narva,
Director of Racial Equity,
Diversity, and Inclusion,
Union for Reform Judaism

Federation is proud to partner with The Shalom Hartman Institute, one of the leading centers of Jewish thought and education serving Israel and world Jewry. Together, we are offering Greater Washington’s Jewish community members meaningful opportunities to explore the most pressing questions facing our communities today around Judaism and democracy, ethics, peoplehood, Jewish identity, and more. Learn more about the partnership.

This program is also presented as part of Ideas for Today, the Shalom Hartman Institute’s virtual learning season with exclusive multi-session seminars, public lectures, and special programs that harness Jewish wisdom for a better future. For more information, please visit the Shalom Hartman Institute website.

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a priority. If you or your family require special accommodations to participate in this virtual event, please contact us in advance at [email protected] or 301-230-7200 so every effort can be made to accommodate your needs.

Details

Date:
May 9, 2022
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Venue

Virtual
United States

Other

Location
Virtual

To view all community events, visit Jconnect.org.