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The Growth of the Haredi Communities in the Diaspora








10 (If you self-identify as Orthodox) What do you think you might learn from Non-Orthodox (Reform and Conservative) Jews?

  • Caring and putting forth effort . Inspiring programming
  • How they incorporate Jewish life with American life
  • what ideas, attitudes and convictions we have in common
  • same
  • not sure
  • generate innovation in communal philanthropic activities
  • The concern for the greater Jewish population
  • Organizational skills in charitable causes
  • “Bisimess ideas”
  • we need to engage in open and respectful conversations with each other to learn in as much depth as we can about other points of view – this is key to achieving unity and strength within the Jewish people
  • i think we can learn to benefit from the federation giving model and large based support and funding
  • everyone has talent and wisdom to contribute in benefiting the jewish community at large.
  • We can always learn from each other and from out commitment to iour community
  • Love and caring for fellow Jews
  • How to see the Jewish world as part of a bigger picture. Enhanced collaboration. As a group we are stronger than individuals.
  • That there’s a Jewish spark pulling everyone to some sort of belonging and religion based community
  • Greater tolerance. Greater understanding of other views without necessarily agreeing with those views
  • To think big about building institutions and being organized and professional in running a nonprofit. Thinking big and putting into place proper professionals enables us to raise a lot of money. This is something that does not exist as well in the Orthodox world.
  • There are always things we can learn from others who are not exactly the same as we are. As long as we share a similar value system. Leadership skills, how they handle certain situations, fundraising etc.
  • I’m curious to learn of their religious convictions and their desire to help maintain a strong and vibrant community based on appreciating traditional Jewish values
  • Their perspectives and interests in Judaism, Israel, our federation and our collective future
  • I believe there is value in hearing alternate perspectives within Judaism, and understanding more deeply what they as individuals and as communities find meaningful. I also believe there is what to be learned from the ceremonial aspects of their liturgical services and the significance there offered through that intentional design.
  • Happily Supporting your institutions and providing compensatory salary to your teachers and rabbis.
  • involvement in the community enables us to learn about the many ways that people connect to Judaism.
  • Where they find value and spiritual fulfillment with their Judaism?
  • How to engage with the greater world.
  • “That there’s more than one acceptable approach to Judaism
  • How to be more open; the challenges they face and how Orthodox can help them address those challenges without putting our expectations on them
  • An understanding of their priorities. What emphasis is placed in Jewish continuity, Jewish education, israel and dialogue.
  • greater community collaboration
  • Community relations. Organization management. Consensus building. Nonobservant do have compassion for fellow Jews.
  • Diversity broader community thinking
  • Fundraising, organizational structures, programming, volunteering
  • Why is there fear of the orthodox community
  • Organization
  • What we have in common and build those bridges
  • Participation in community
  • I think that many of the larger more organized non orthodox groups could teach professionalism and organization to the orthodox community.
  • Commitment to Leadership
  • Strategies for collaboration, as well as models for leadership.
  • Approach to be more accepting of others and unique challenges that face them
  • Their passion for Jewish continuity
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