Coming Back to Zion: Jewish Lifecycle and Israel Engagement
Rabbis and cantors have the enormous responsibility and privilege to be with congregants at their most meaningful life transitions. How can Israel – a source of Jewish spirituality and a living Jewish culture – contribute to the celebrant at these times of transcendence? How can the integration of Israel into these rites and ceremonies provide opportunities for the most personal moments to be seen in the full breadth of Jewish Peoplehood?
Part 1: Participants explore a conceptual framework of Jewish lifecycle, and address the opportunities and challenges in developing meaningful connections to Israel through ritual.
Part 2: Participants are trained in practical tools for congregational work.
Participants take away the following resource:
- Clergy’s guide to integrating Israel into Jewish lifecycle celebrations and events