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Beyond Masks: Emerging Understandings for Relational Engagement

On Shavuot, we read the story of Moses and the Jewish people receiving the Torah. It is one of the most iconic, memorable moments in our people’s history. Moses and the newly freed Israelites reach the Sinai Desert in Exodus, chapter 19. They set up camp in front of Mount Sinai and ready themselves for what’s next: receiving God’s commandments and becoming a nation.

In the backdrop of a global pandemic, social and racial inequalities, lives turned indoors and interactions made virtual, our most precious commodity and the beating heart of education – relationships – are being challenged. When M_: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education first launched its Relational Engagement Circle two years ago, it sought to develop a pedagogical approach to relational work… Read more >

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