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 

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SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

23 November 2020

Welcome

A celebration of the publication: Relationships at the Center: Practitioner Research on Relational Engagement

Introduction: Creating a space for meaningful and intentional relationships

PRESENTERS
Wendy Verba
Stephen Markowitz
Rachel Clark Happel

WORKSHOP 1

Creating Space to See and Be Seen: Relational Engagement in a Pandemic

During this interactive session, we will focus our attention on what it means to have moments of authentic connection during these turbulent times.  A commitment to turning off all other electronic devices and notifications is required for participation. 

PRESENTERS
Annie G.K. Glickman
Arya Marvazy
Alan Scher
Rabbi David Burstein

WORKSHOP 2

Relationships as Innovation: An old technology born anew

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? Discuss current trends and questions in innovation, relational methodology and behavioral science to better understand how relationships are the new innovation we forgot we had at our disposal. 

PRESENTERS
Rachel Gildiner

WORKSHOP 1

Clouds and Silver Linings: Emotional Losses and Opportunities in the Age of Covid

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.

PRESENTERS
Rabbi Ilana Schachter
Rabbi David Glickman

WORKSHOP 2

Feeling Seen, Loved, and Encouraged to Take Risks: Why Small Groups are BIG!

We’ll explore what is transformed when everyone can sit in a circle, speak from the heart, and gently leave their comfort zones.  We’ll imagine what could be possible if we approached community building one small group at a time.  And we’ll do this as a small group in real time!

PRESENTERS
Rabbi Bethie Miller
Danielle Kranjec

Current realities sometimes limit the way we are present with others but they also offer opportunities to bring more of ourselves to our personal interactions.  This session will explore the role of character in our relational encounters  and how by bringing more of ourselves to these moments we can enhance  and deepen our relationships.
 

PRESENTERS
Rabbi Julia Appel
Rabbi Alex Weissman
Rabbi Noah Cheses
Rabbi Andy Kastner

Unearthing learnings and setting intentions

PRESENTER
Saul Korin

Rabbi Julia Appel

Director of Innovation Training and Curriculum at Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Rabbi Yisroel Bernath

Spiritual director at Chabad of NDG, Montreal

Rabbi David Burstein

Rabbi/Educator at Congregation Beth Adam in Cincinnati, Ohio

Rabbi Noah Cheses

Rabbi of the Young Israel of Sharon

Rachel Gildiner

Executive Director, Gather DC

Annie G.K. Glickman

Development Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

Rabbi David Glickman

Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom, KS

Rachel Clark Happel

Director of K-12 Learning, Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA

Rabbi Andy Kastner

Vice President, Jewish Life at CJP, Boston, MA;

Saul Korin

Director of Donor Engagement and Philanthropy, Mittleman Jewish Community Center and Portland Jewish Academy in Portland, Oregon

Danielle Kranjec

Senior Jewish Educator at Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh

Rabbi Sari Laufer

Director of Congregational Engagement at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles

Arya Marvazy

Managing Director, JQ International

Rabbi Bethie Miller

Founder, Sanctuary, Larchmont, NY

Rabbi Ari Rockoff

Executive Vice President, Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi

Rabbi Ilana Schachter

Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai of Roslyn

Alan Scher

Associate Executive Director for Program at the 14th Street Y

Wendy Verba

Managing Director of Community Impact at the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

Rabbi Alex Weissman

Rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro, MA and Rabbinic Organizer at T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

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