The Symposium on Jewish Identity brought together lay, volunteer and professional educational leaders from across the Reform movement to engage in learning and conversation about Jewish Identity at all stages of lifelong learning. In the true spirit of a symposium we facilitated dialogue, challenged prevailing thinking and integrated a variety of perspectives.
Two of the questions that guided our exploration were:
How is Jewish identity formed/created/developed/constructed and why?
In what ways can our understanding of Jewish identity impact our work?
By examining current research with leading scholars and engaging in lively dialogue, we gained a deeper understanding of Jewish identity while considering the implications of that understanding for all of our work.