Learning Communities – Buildling Jewish Identities Through Text
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- Israel, Jewish Engagement
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- Learning Communities - Buildling Jewish Identities Through Text
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Elul seeks to introduce Jewish Israelis both to Jewish texts and to other Jews who may not share their cultural and religious beliefs. It seeks to fill the needs for: people to rediscover their Jewish identity; Jewish identity to become an integral part of personal and professional identities as well as the national agenda; communities to engage in greater community activism; and Jewish identity programs to become more common in cities on the social and geographic peripheries.
The Learning Communities – Building Jewish Identities Through Text program engages more than 2,000 Israeli Jews of diverse backgrounds from 40 communities through an exploration of modern and traditional Jewish texts; and 9,000 community members through public events related to Jewish identity.