Register Now: Rimonim for Rabbis: A Cohort Program About Interfaith Inclusion & Authentic Judaism

Rimonim for Rabbis: A Cohort Program About Interfaith Inclusion & Authentic Judaism



Thursdays June 1, 8, 15, 2023 at 1:00-3:00 pm ET/ noon-2:00 pm CT / 10:00 am-noon PT
Each session is two hours in length with a 10 minute break

Rabbis in the Conservative/Masorti Movement are facing unprecedented opportunities to build relationships with and engage interfaith couples and families. According to PewResearch’s Jewish Americans in 2020 study, 72% of non-Orthodox Jews partner with people of other faith backgrounds. How can rabbis and communities fully embrace all Jews and their loved ones within CJLS guidelines?

The goal of this RA/USCJ cohort program is to emphasize the authority of the rabbi as mara d’atra, ambassador, teacher, and pastor to lead their community with wisdom and compassion. Participants will learn about new research, share fears and challenges, and exchange ideas. These conversations are intended to connect rabbis working across our movement to each other and to the organizations supporting them.

Join us for this three-week intensive program to explore new narratives on interfaith families and Jewish engagement. We will explore both the theoretical and best practices for rabbis working in all settings of Jewish life.

Session I. Dr. Keren R. McGinity, USCJ Interfaith Specialist

Gender Matters: The New Narrative about Jewish Intermarriage and Our Movement

Session II. R. Aaron Brusso, Strategic Planning Standards Committee Chair

“Rabbi Will You Do Our Wedding?” Pastoral Approaches to Interfaith Couples

Session III. R. Jacob Blumenthal, CEO USCJ/RA

Tradition and Modernity: What Does an Inclusive Movement Look Like?