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Our
Mission

Building

collective

Jewish

life

through education

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COLLECTIVE

BELONGING

Being Jewish

is not just a personal experience,

it’s

also

a dynamic sense of belonging

to something greater.

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ISRAEL

The State of Israel

is

the vision

and venture

of the Jewish People.

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UNIVERSAL

VS. PARTICULAR

The tension

between the universal and particular

animates the meaning of Jewish Peoplehood.

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DIVERSITY &
PLURALISM

Jews have never been

a uniform people

with one set of beliefs, practices and priorities;

Jewish tradition

is full of difference and debate.

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MUTUAL
RESPONSIBILITY

The

Talmudic precept that

“every Jew is responsible for each other”

is a core expression of belonging to the

JEWISH PEOPLE.

Explore more about Jewish Peoplehood by using our resources

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Supporting Educators

The Education Toolkit provides resources for educators

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Building Community

The blog brings us together to talk Peoplehood

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Enriching the Field

The digital library makes Jewish Peoplehood accessible to all who are interested

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Transforming Institutions

Our trainings and consultations help leaders strategize around Peoplehood issues

The latest conversation

Strengthening Jewish Peoplehood Through Relationships

  Relationships define and strengthen Jewish Peoplehood. Relationships such as those between God and Israel, parent and child, and rabbi and student are all central to our tradition. For Judaism to thrive in the future, however, Jews must focus on building relationships with other Jews. We must transcend traditional boundaries such as background, education, or…

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The latest publication

Sustainability and Jewish Peoplehood

This collection of 16 essays on the topic of sustainability and its connection to Jewish Peoplehood is a partnership between the CJPE and Siach. With shmita as the framework, authors from different disciplines consider what sustainability means for the Jewish People in the 21st Century. Some take an activist stance and call on us to…

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The Jewish Peoplehood team

Our team is a diverse group of experts in education and organizational transformation. We offer leaders and educators a wide variety of resources focused on Jewish Peoplehood education including professional development, organizational consulting and program development.

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DR. SHLOMI RAVID, Executive Director: is a pioneer in developing Peoplehood READ MORE>
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CLARE GOLDWATER, Education Director: is an educational consultant READ MORE>
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DR. LISA GRANT, Fellow: is Professor of Jewish Education at Hebrew Union College READ MORE>
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DR. EZRA KOPELOWITZ, Fellow: is a sociologist specializing in the Jewish world READ MORE>
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DR. ELAN EZRACHI, Fellow: is a Jerusalem-based independent READ MORE>

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