Sichat Rabbanim: a leadership enrichment project designed to help individual rabbis and lay leaders develop creative, imaginative conversations with a uniquely chosen theme of classical texts. Sichat Rabbanim offers community leaders personal benefit as well as programmatic benefit for the individual leader’s home community. There are two Sichat Rabbanim Learning Partners for 2012-2013. More information can be found here.
Tevunah: an ongoing project for Jewish professionals in the fields of organizational development, dispute settlement, and conflict resolution, who bring their training and experience into conversation with classical sources that explore the power of speech in an ancient text tradition founded upon “makhloket,” creative disagreement. Tevunah meets monthly in the Triangle area.
B’almah: a project to explore the richness of Jewish traditions—ancient and modern—that move loss towards creative renewal of individual, family and community life. These gatheringsbegin with small conversations in which participants explore a text of Jewish tradition, bringing to it their own experiences and testing its value as a personal resource, then joining together for larger discussions. More information can be found here.
Torah of the Door: an initiative engaging non-Jewish members of the Jewish community in conversations with Jewish traditions identifying classical values and insights that confirm their investment in Jewish family and communal life. This program is expected to begin in early 2012. More information can be found here.
Poetry and Perush: engaging Modern Hebrew poetry and classical texts in intergenerational conversations on shared, timeless themes. This program is an ongoing project of Sicha within the Raleigh, Durham-Chapel Hill area. The ancient and modern texts, available on the Sicha web site, are resources more broadly available that are being used in Jewish communities across the country.
Sicha Shabbaton: a mountain retreat weekend filled with learning in the company of ritual, song, and prayer where participants bring their own lived experience into dialog with Jewish texts that address an annual theme. The Sicha Shabbaton takes place in August at Wildacres Retreat in western NC. It is becoming a widely known regional resource for building communities of learning. The Shabbaton also gathers Sichat Rabbanim (Leadership Enrichment Partners). More information may be found here.
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