At the beginning of a new Jewish group experience, one of the first activities to take place is an introductory activity, game or ritual where participants share their names. What this resource offers is an opportunity to truly welcome the ‘whole’ participant into the space in a thoughtful way. This mini-booklet on Naming is designed for learners to consciously choose how they want to show up as and who they want to be seen as in a new learning environment.
The aim of this resource is for learners to have a place to explore the origins and meanings of their names (or titles or roles) they have been given, inherited or earned/created for themselves. This practice normalizes personal reflection in this way and the ability to claim a name for themselves in the learning space. Each learner will receive a mini-booklet that they will complete primarily independently, followed by a chavruta and community components.