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  1. Virtual Shabbat Box archive - November 2020

  2. Text Study for Board Meetings

    The Department for Thriving Communities is pleased to share our annual publication, A Little Text Study for Board Meetings, developed for affiliates of the Reconstructionist movement. These documents each feature 12 months’ worth of single-paged text handouts, which synagogue boards (or education committees, etc.) are invited to use for a bit of Torah study at the beginning of meetings. 


    Posted on: 2020/12/02 - 1:42pm

  3. Letter Regarding November Updates to EEOC Religious Discrimination Compliance Manual

  4. Virtual Shabbat Box archive - December 2020

  5. Tu B'Shvat Box

  6. Jewish Organizational Letter on Refugee and Asylum Priorities During COVID-19

  7. Landing page: Love and Caring in the Time of Corona

    How Jewish educators can care for the Social, Emotional, and Spiritual well being of their students now and in the coming months

    Facilitated by Nancy Parkes and joined by Cyd Weissman, Dr. Evie Rotstein and Dr. Jeff Kress

    Wednesday,  May 27 , 1:00-2:15 PM EST

    The session will be facilitated through online meeting applications called Zoom and will be recorded and available to participants. Technical support will be provided. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.


    Posted on: 2020/05/05 - 4:07pm

  8. VBDM - Coronavirus

    In this time of danger and uncertainty, we look to Jewish values for guidance. But when it comes to making complicated decisions, Jewish teachings on their own can’t tell us what to do. Often, two deeply held values are in conflict and we need to prioritize one over the other. At other times, we face the challenge of bringing traditional Jewish teachings into conversation with unprecedented circumstances or new scientific knowledge.


    Posted on: 2020/05/08 - 2:18pm

  9. Respecting Elders - Coronavirus

    The imperative to honor our elders has taken on particular relevance in this time of pandemic because older people are particularly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. How might this value shape our decisions as individuals and as community leaders? How will the decisions we make elevate the social status of older people? How will we invest resources in their well-being?

    Traditional sources

    Click here for study guide


    Posted on: 2020/05/08 - 2:21pm

  10. Human Dignity - Coronavirus

    Jewish ethical tradition assigns ultimate value to each human life. Across the diversity of circumstances and traits that differentiate one human being from another, we are equal with regard to our dignity whatever our age, background, wealth, gender, physical appearance or ability. How can we intervene when policy decisions and social practices conspire to treat some people as more disposable than others? What changes can we make in our personal and communal lives to uphold the dignity of those who are marginalized?


    Posted on: 2020/05/08 - 2:22pm