diversity

diversity

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What specific aspects of improving our sacred community do you feel most compelled to take on? With whom do you want to perform this work, and how do you plan on assembling your team?

Chris Harrison
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If your congregation promotes audacious hospitality by welcoming and engaging seekers, members, and others to build a more vibrant Jewish world, apply for a Belin Award.

Jennifer Goldstein and Lisa Lieberman Barzilai

"How are you Jewish?” is a question Rivka Campbell, hears often. It’s exhausting, she says, to explain her presence in a community to which she belongs.

Toby Singer
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A toolkit containing cutting-edge resource materials to be piloted next month will help Reform Jewish leaders see their world through a lens focused on Audacious Hospitality.

April Baskin

Audacious hospitality is a bold, new, and multi-faceted URJ initiative that encompasses some of our tradition’s most treasured values – lovingkindness, respect, and tikkun olam (repair of our world). It is all about putting the ideas of diversity, outreach and inclusion into action – in a framework that addresses both today’s Jewish communal needs and our highest aspirations.

April Baskin