Choosing Jewish Life – Fostering Jewish Peoplehood

Six months ago, I began teaching a premarital class to intrafaith and interfaith couples being married by clergy at my synagogue. The impetus for the class was the increasing disaffiliation and disconnection of Jewish young adults from Jewish life. Regardless of whether couples were endogamous or interfaith, we believed that marriage presented an opportunity to…

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Israelis and the Jewish People: The Challenge of Jewish Peoplehood in Israeli Society

The Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education, together with Beit Hatfutsot, is proud to be hosting a ground-breaking conference entitled “Israelis and Jewish Peoplehood: The Challenge of Jewish Peoplehood in Israeli Society”, to be held on February 9th in Tel Aviv. Gathering at Beit Hatfutsot on the campus of Tel Aviv University, from 9:30-16:00, the Conference will focus on…

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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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