Rabbi Michael G. Holzman

Rabbi Michael G. Holzman

Inside Leadership
Blue and white puzzle pieces falling into place

Three years ago, our congregation created the Rebuilding Democracy Project out of concern that toxic polarization was contaminating every level of governance, from the individual institution up to the entire country. The project asks how a synagogue can heal this toxicity.

We experiment with the familiar practices of Jewish life —Torah study, prayer, intergenerational interaction, reflection — and incubate a healthy citizenry. Our efforts won the 2019 Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom and attracted the attention of interfaith partners and other Jewish organizations....

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