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Asking for Sacred Community

The following is the installation speech of Steve Croft, incoming President of Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston, Texas, the largest synagogue in the Conservative movement.


I want to start by telling you a story---

A long time ago there was a young man, in his early 30's, very shy, who was ASKED to join the new Beth Yeshurun Young Leadership Group.

From Jewish People to Jewish Purpose

From Jewish people to Jewish purpose: The new age of social innovation in American Jewish life

Steven M Cohen, Director of Research for S3K, discussed the new age of social innovation in American Jewish life at a seminar for Jewish community professionals in December 2009. The seminar was organized jointly by JPR and JHub, the London-based Jewish Social Action and Innovation Hub.

The Riverway Project: Engaging Adults in their 20s and 30s in the Process of Transforming the Synagogue

Rabbi Jeremy Morrison writes about The Riverway Project of Temple Israel, Boston. To date, one of the most successful project of engaging 20 and 30 something Jews.