ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY APRIL 5TH
Contact the office 530-758-0842 for a form.
Listening Together: A Hands-On Journey
Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Community
A 6-Week Series on Tuesday Evenings 6:30-9 pm
April 17th and 24th and May 8th, 15th, 22nd , and 29th
Facilitated by Bread of Life at Congregation Bet Haverim
Must be able to attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions though attendance at all 6 is preferred.
COST: $100/person or $180 for 2 signing up together. Scholarships are available.
Have questions? Contact Jane Rabin at (530)756-4888 or Jane.email@example.com ; or Rabbi Greg at the office or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent events have created or magnified divisions within the
Jewish community in Davis. Reknitting a sense of wholeness that
can hold and honor a range of perspectives is vital to our health
and effectiveness in meeting the very real challenges we face as a
Business as usual – whether talking primarily to those we agree
with, going silent or lobbing attacks at the positions of those we
don’t agree with – will only deepen the divide. Finding a way
forward together is the purpose of this series which integrates
vital tools for dialogue (which positively impact every aspect of
life) with facilitated conversation specific to who we are today
and what has formed us.
In our time we will explore our distinct histories and how they have shaped what we celebrate and affirm as Jews as well as our perceptions of danger in the world. The telling of personal stories enables us to know one another as human beings beyond our
opinions and positions. It builds trust and allows distinctiveness to be present without becoming divisive.
The goal is supporting a healthy ecosystem of Jewishness and Jewish life in Davis that can also model a better way of working together than is evident in our national culture at this time. We invite you into a way of learning about and engaging one other that goes well beyond particular hot-button issues. It’s why a commitment of time together is essential. Our hope is that a stronger Jewish community will emerge capable of honest conversation that generates life-giving relationships and choices in difficult circumstances.