Jewish Identity Workshop Series
Tuesdays, 7- 9 pm, beginning Oct. 7th
Through discussion, dialogue and experiential learning, join with other Jewish students to explore your own Jewish identity, and consider how and where you fit into the broader context of the Jewish community…or where there are openings to create your own.
1) Jewish Identity Workshop, Oct. 7th
2) The Role of Family in Jewish Identity, Oct. 14th
3) Action-based exercises on Unity and Diversity, Oct. 21st
4) Today’s largest denomination is “Just Jewish”: Jewish Diversity and Pluralism on Campus, Oct. 28th
5) Jewish Leadership–putting Jewish values into action, Nov. 4th
a. Define and concretize your personal religious identity, relationship to God, and patterns of belief and practice
b. Explore the influence of your family on your religious development and the impact of individuation on that dynamic
c. Learn about the structure and philosophies within the Jewish religious community, the relationship between the movements of Judaism, and alternative ways of encountering Judaism
d. Investigate what it means to be a Jewish leader in the 21st century and find avenues for your potential leadership
About the Facilitator
Alan Teperow has been Executive Director of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts (SCM) since 1982 and Managing Director of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis since 2003. SCM is the only transdenominational, synagogue-based organization of its kind in North America. A Northeastern University alum and graduate with a Master of Arts from Brandeis University‘s Hornstein Program in Jewish Communal Service, he has written and spoken extensively on the synagogue, pluralism and Jewish identity. Alan has worked or consulted in a variety of informal educational settings including synagogues, Jewish camps, Israel trips, youth groups and summer programs, e.g. USY on Wheels, USY Israel Pilgrimage, the Genesis Program at Brandeis, Institute for Informal Jewish Education, and others.
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