In the backdrop of a global pandemic, the beating heart of education – relationships – are being challenged.
Join M² and the graduates of the first Relational Engagement Circle for
“Beyond Masks”: A Relational Engagement Symposium
to explore some of the most pressing questions that the field of relational learning and engagement must contend with today, and to celebrate the publication:
Relationships at the Center: Practitioner Research on Relational Engagement
A celebration of the publication: Relationships at the Center: Practitioner Research on Relational Engagement
Introduction: Creating a space for meaningful and intentional relationships
Rachel Clark Happel
During this interactive session, we will focus our attention on what it means to have moments of authentic connection during these turbulent times. The goal is for participants to relationally engage during our time together, and to leave the session with ideas and resources to do so meaningfully with people in their own lives. A commitment to turning off all other electronic devices and notifications is required for participation.
Annie G.K. Glickman
Rabbi David Burstein
Relationships are often relegated to fill in the extra time after programs are planned and money is raised. But how would our work change if we centered relationships AS the work? How could we revolutionize relationship building as a methodology and new technology to advance our work, the community, and the world? We will examine two complementary approaches – 1:1 Engagement + Building a Culture of Belonging, to explore how relationships are the new innovation we forgot we had at our disposal.
This session will work on raising
the self-awareness of the Jewish professional navigating new dimensions of grief and the possibilities that arise for human connection during this time.
Rabbi Ilana Schachter
Rabbi David Glickman
We’re going to explore the power of small groups by experiencing them in real-time. In addition to the nourishment of connecting with others, you can expect to leave this session with new language and frameworks for thinking about small groups.
We ask that everyone participating be as present as possible – video on, room quiet, and heart/mind open to sharing.
Rabbi Bethie Miller
Rabbi Julia Appel
Rabbi Alex Weissman
Rabbi Noah Cheses
Rabbi Andy Kastner
Director of Innovation Training and Curriculum at Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
Spiritual director at Chabad of NDG, Montreal
Rabbi/Educator at Congregation Beth Adam in Cincinnati, Ohio
Rabbi of the Young Israel of Sharon
Executive Director, Gather DC
Development Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom, KS
Director of K-12 Learning, Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA
Vice President, Jewish Life at CJP, Boston, MA;
Director of Donor Engagement and Philanthropy, Mittleman Jewish Community Center and Portland Jewish Academy in Portland, Oregon
Senior Jewish Educator at Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh
Director of Congregational Engagement at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles
Managing Director, JQ International
Founder, Sanctuary, Larchmont, NY
Executive Vice President, Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi
Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai of Roslyn
Associate Executive Director for Program at the 14th Street Y
Managing Director of Community Impact at the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro, MA and Rabbinic Organizer at T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights