Creating a Culture of Constructive Conflict Community of Practice

The Creating a Culture of Constructive Conflict ​Community of Practice is a 12-month cohort, which brings together teams of lay leaders and clergy and professionals to address challenges in congregational life such as ways in which individuals and sub-groups in congregations conduct disagreements, elevating the level of discourse around difficult topics, and encouraging the Jewish practice of respectful speech. Monthly sessions include text study, conflict resolution practice, and cultivation of middot (personal qualities) for use by leadership circles in the synagogue. Participating congregations also create a “Rodef Shalom” (Pursuer of Peace) Project to advance these values and practices within your community. This Community of Practice is conducted in partnership with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Rodef Shalom Communities Program and directed by Rabbi Amy Eilberg.

Registration is now closed for the current cycle of this CoP.

For more information about this CoP, contact Rabbi Esther Lederman at (212) 452-6577 or