Recharging Judaism through Civic Engagement


Recharging Judaism through Civic Engagement: A conversation with author and activist Rabbi Judy Schindler, hosted by Rabbi Lisa Edwards, Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:30 pm at BCC.

“Rabbi Judy Schindler and Judy Seldin-Cohen have provided exactly what we need: real, thoughtful, hands-on opportunities for Jewish communities to make concrete change in America.”
– Rabbi Rachel Timoner, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth Elohim
(wife of BCC’s former Executive Director, Felicia Park-Rogers)

Join author and activist Rabbi Judy Schindler for a conversation on recharging Judaism through the work of civic engagement in the synagogue. Beth Chayim Chadashim does not shy away from challenge. So many of our congregants use their voices and time to create systemic change. Yet what would it look like if we did this work under the banner of our congregation?

In her new book, Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement is Good for Synagogues, Jews and America, Rabbi Schindler and her co-author Judy Seldin-Cohen state the case for how civic engagement can recharge the synagogue. Rabbi Schindler notes that, “As we extend our congregational work into our communities by addressing systemic issues and unjust policies, we create “minyans on the move” where Jewish friendships, community and memories are nurtured.” more info on Rabbi Judy Schindler