"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.
Here are five reasons why summer – and summer services, in particular – are the perfect time to try out some new inclusion-oriented programming.
The Belin Awards are designed to encourage and honor congregations of all sizes that have developed uniquely innovative and effective audacious hospitality programs.
Leaders at almost every synagogue would say their congregation strives to be a welcoming community. The challenge, of course, is how to put that into practice.
The Reform Movement’s Audacious Hospitality work seeks to understand and support the realities of modern Jewish life. At the heart of our team’s holy work is the belief that all of us can stand stronger when we welcome and incorporate Jewish diversity into all facets of Jewish communal life.