Peoplehood Paper 20 CoverThe articles in this collection tell the story of a diverse movement with a global spread, wrestling with new challenges. Each JCC brings its local story and particular challenges as part of the overall challenge of keeping Judaism and Jewish Peoplehood current, engaging and meaningful. Figuring out the nature and appeal of Jewish communal institutions in the current paradigm, and their connection to the larger Jewish story, is anything but simple. It requires creativity and innovation as well as persistence. The good news is that the above are all manifested in the stories shared here, including a realistic sense of the complexity of the challenges, the courage and stamina required for addressing them and a deep belief in the cause. There is definite room for cautious optimism.

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