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Towards a Community of Belonging

Mijal Bitton and Yolanda Savage-Narva will explore the complexities involved in building the kind of vibrant Jewish community of belonging that we aspire to live in.
May 09, 2022


Virtual Event

Image courtesy of JFGW
Image courtesy of JFGW
May 09, 2022
12:00 pm - 01:15 PM ET
11:00 am - 12:15 pm CT
10:00 am - 11:15 am MT
09:00 am - 10:15 am PT
07:00 pm - 08:15 pm ISRAEL
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What Does it Mean to Truly Belong in the Jewish Community?

The Jewish value of B’tzelem Elohim – that all human beings are created in God’s image – requires us to ask: what does it mean to truly belong in the Jewish community while still upholding the boundaries that define community?

True community is created through our relationships with one another and the sense that our presence is felt and valued. How do we engage the full potential in each of us? How do we form relationships across difference to co-create a vision for a culture of belonging?

Join us for a lively conversation between Mijal Bitton and Yolanda Savage-Narva, Director of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Union for Reform Judaism, moderated by Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, to explore the complexities involved in building a vibrant Jewish community of belonging and push our thinking on how to create the community we aspire to live in.

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This program is part of Ideas for Today, our curated offering of courses led by leading scholars addressing the compelling contemporary Jewish issues of the day.

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