"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.
We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.
Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.
Professor Lefkovitz is the Ruderman Professor and Director of the Humanities Center at Northeastern University. She was the founding director of Kolot, the Center for Jewish Women's and Gender Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College , where she held a chair in Gender and Judaism. Her books include: Shaping Losses: Cultural Memory and the Holocaust (with Julia Epstein), Textual Bodies: Changing Boundaries of Literary Representation, The Character of Beauty in the Victorian Novel, and In Scripture: The First Stories of Jewish Sexual Identity.
This half-day conference brings the Jewish community together to explore surmounting challenges and mobilizing communities to act. Learn actions for individuals and congregations to take on the path forward in the coming years. Build connections. Learn from and with experts and leaders. Themes include: Sustainable Synagogues, Systemic Change Advocacy, Spirituality and Psychology, Food and Ecosystems, The Arts, Food Making, and Path for the Next 12 Years. A plenary session on "How Do We Engage Our Congregations in Climate Action?" will equip us to move forward.
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