High School Leadership Retreats
Teaching to Fish or Giving a Fish: Tzedek vs. Tzedakah
We all know that we have an obligation to repair the world, but what are the most effective ways to make a difference? This weekend will explore the differences between social action and social justice and our movement’s history of working to create a more just world. Where are we today and how can you get involved?
October 12-14, 2012. Co-sponsored by the RAC and NFTY.
Were Moses' Tablets Ipads or Droids: How Technology is Changing our Jewish Practice
Technology is advancing quicker than ever. What does this mean for Reform Judaism? How do we build community in this new age? What can we learn from the past? During the weekend we will look at how innovative technology is changing the way Reform Jews engage and practice Judaism. Join us as we explore the cutting edge of Jewish expression and consider both its benefits and its drawbacks.
January 25-27, 2013. Co-sponsored by NFTY.
Breathing New Life into Reform: Creating Our Identity
This weekend will focus on how we, as Reform Jews, have used creative expression to reflect our Jewish identity and make the Jewish tradition relevant for each generation. We will explore the ways in which we use music, creative writing, and visual arts to shape who we are, and how we live our lives as Jews. Come ready to get your hands dirty as we dive into the topic. No creative experience necessary – just a readiness to engage!
March 8-10, 2013. Co-sponsored by NFTY.
College Leadership Retreats
My Heart Lies in the East
Israel has come a long way as a country. In the past two years serious challenges to the place of liberal Judaism within the state have occurred. Furthermore, many speculate that today we relate to Israel differently than the past generation. Come to HUC for a weekend exploring modern Israeli society and culture. What are the major challenges facing the state of Israel? What is our connection to Israel and its challenges as American liberal Jews?
November 2-4, 2012. Co-sponsored by the URJ.