Co-Creating Our Jewish Communal Future

Co-Creating Our Jewish Communal Future
Featuring Rabbi Sid Schwarz, author, social entrepreneur, and visionary leader

3-part series: November 3, November 17, January 12
8:30 breakfast, 8:45 program begins

Park Heights JCC Community Room

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This three-part series will address these relevant and important questions: How can we strengthen our lay – pro partnerships as we together navigate the complexities of our 21st century world? What are the vital trends facing the North American Jewish community? How can we be more creative to make our organizations even more welcoming and open to diversity?

Over the course of the series we will :
1. Discover what strengths we each bring to deal with uncertain and complex situations
2. Find the supports needed in those situations to work effectively, collaboratively and creatively
3. Assess the strengths of our own organizations to respond effectively
4. Design with our partners and teams innovative approaches

Rabbi Sid Schwarz created and directs the Clergy Leadership Incubator (CLI), a program that trains rabbis to be visionary spiritual leaders. He also created and directs the Kenissa: Communities of Meaning Network which is building the capacity of emerging spiritual communities across the country.

He has had a long and distinguished career. Sid founded and led PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values for 21 years, an organization that was dedicated to inspiring, training and empowering Jewish youth to a life of leadership, activism and service. Prior to that, he was the founding rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD, where he continues to teach and lead services.

Rabbi Schwarz holds a Ph.D. in Jewish history and is the author of more than 100 articles and three groundbreaking books, Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews Can Transform the American Synagogue(Jewish Lights, 2000), Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World (Jewish Lights, 2006), and Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future (Jewish Lights, 2013).

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