Peoplehood Papers 26a – Building the Jewish People One Community at a Time

This updated issue of the Peoplehood Papers focuses on current developments in the Jewish communal landscape, including amendments that relate to the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. We wanted to explore new expressions of Jewish communal life and what Jewish communal innovation looks like. To explore the current challenge of people building from the bottom…

Peoplehood Papers 27 – Philanthropy and Jewish Peoplehood

In 2012 the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education published Peoplehood Papers 7 on Reinvigorating Jewish Peoplehood – the Philanthropic Perspective. We decided, together with Taube Philanthropies and the Jewish Funders Network, that in 2020 it may be worth turning the topic on its head and dedicating an issue to Reinvigorating Jewish Philanthropy – the Peoplehood Perspective. In other words, we wanted to explore the…

דפי עמיות 25: ציונות המאה ה-21, ציונות מבוססת עמיות

בדצמבר 2018 התקיימה בפאלו אלטו שבקליפורניה התכנסות יוצאת דופן: כ-100 מנהיגים ופעילים מארה”ב וישראל התכנסו תחת חסותם של הארגונים ציונות 3.0 (Zionism 3.0) וקואליציית העם היהודי (Zionism 21) לדון בציונות של המאה ה-21. כמבוא לדיון הוצגו עקרונות הייסוד הבאים: עמיות היא האידיאל המכונן המחייב של יהדות העולם וישראל. ישראל היא המדינה בה העם היהודי נהנה מזכותו להגדרה…

Peoplehood Papers 25 – Towards a Peoplehood Based 21st Century Zionism

In December of 2018 a unique gathering took place at the Palo Alto JCC. Some 100 leaders and activists from the U.S and Israel gathered under the auspices of Zionism 3.0 and Zionism 21 to discuss 21st Century Zionism. The following core principles were introduced: Peoplehood is the binding formative ideal of World Jewry and Israel.    Israel is the…

דפי עמיות 24: חינוך לעמיות בישראל – מחזון למעשה

ראשיתה של מהדורה זאת הייתה במפגש, ראשון מסוגו, של ארגונים העוסקים בחינוך לעמיות יהודית שהתקיים באוניברסיטת חיפה. במפגש הוצגו המיזמים הבולטים בתחום בימים אלה וגם חלק מהאתגרים העומדים בפני העוסקים המלאכה. אחת המסקנות של הדיון הייתה כי ראוי לחשוף בפני פעילי החינוך לעמיות, מקבלי ההחלטות  והציבור הרחב הן משהו מהיקף העשייה המתבצעת בשטח היום, הן…

Jill Blair: Why Are We Still Here?

“I have had the good fortune of participating in the Jewish Peoplehood Conversations convened by Dr. Shlomi Ravid, director of the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education. These discussions have helped me begin to visualize a through-line between our past and our future as American Jewish communal institutions – as essential elements of Jewish civilization. These discussions have brought to light some beliefs that inform my efforts…”

Peoplehood Papers 17: Engaging Millennials with Jewish Peoplehood

In this edition of the Peoplehood Papers we decided to explore the relations between millennials and Peoplehood through the practical lens of the Peoplehood nurturing work in that age group. We engaged three groups of stake holders in this conversation: senior professionals of organizations focusing on millennials, educators and millennials themselves. Some key questions we asked were: • What are…

Professional Development Resource for Educators: Join our new seminar series!

The CJPE is proud to launch “A Deep Dive into Jewish Peoplehood Education“; a new seminar series for educators interested in understanding the principles and practices of excellent education for Jewish Peoplehood. Join a select number of your educational colleagues in this series of six webinars designed to help you do the following: ​achieve deeper…

Get Ready for Purim!

With the holiday of Purim just over a month away, don’t forget about the World Purim Album from Beit Hatfutsot. This project is the Jewish People’s family photograph album – full of photos of Jews around the world dressed up in their best Purim costumes. If you have a class or community that will be dressing…

Peoplehood Papers 17: Engaging Millennials with Jewish Peoplehood

The Jewish establishment’s anxiety regarding the Jewish identity of millennials is not unfounded. The emergence of a new generation of Jews who were born and raised in open society with a freedom to choose their Judaism does not necessarily promise continuity. Furthermore, individualism, egocentrism and criticism of existing establishments, tendencies associated with Millennials, created room for additional concerns. These concerns…