Archive for October, 2007

Big Tent Judaism

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Rabbis Elliot Dorff and Kerry Olitzky, both members of S3K’s Synagogue Studies Advisory Board, present Big Tent Judaism:

It is time for the Jewish community to rally together around the issue of welcoming newcomers. No mitzvah is repeated more often in the Torah than to “welcome the stranger.” (“Stranger” is not our preferred translation because of its sometimes negative connotations in English, so we say “newcomer.”)

Welcoming newcomers is not the domain of just one movement or institution. We must coordinate across denominational and organizational lines to determine what works best in finding and reaching people, how we on the inside can engage those still on the outside, and what are the messages of meaning and value that will draw them in.

Join the Big Tent Coalition here.

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