This is "Kesher: Community Connections," a member newsletter that will share the programs and news of SHJ communities and the movement. If you have an idea for a future issue, please write Rabbi Miriam Jerris.
SHJ SURVEY RESULTS
We are grateful to those of you who completed the SHJ survey. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, ideas, and questions. Some of you asked specific questions of us in the comment section of the survey. Because the survey results were anonymous, we do not know who you are. If you had specific questions, please direct them to
Rabbi Miriam Jerris. She will be happy to respond to you.
We are still in the data gathering phase of our visioning work. We wanted you to know how grateful we were to you. We are including a link to a short preliminary summary. We will tell you more when the SHJ Board has the time to digest and analyze what we are learning.
Read the summary here.
Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knew little about the outside world - only that it must be shunned. He spoke November 6, 2015 at the Birmingham Temple Congregation
for Humanistic Judaism.
Lecture by Shulem Deen, Author of "All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir. One Man's Struggle with Faith, Family and Community."