Boundaries and Belonging: Creating a Synagogue Community of Meaning 

Being On The Inside: Boundaries and Belonging

Mijal Bitton  

January 19, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Shaarei Tikvah, Scarsdale, NY

This session with Mijal Bitton explores the tensions between creating communities of belonging that are still boundaried. In a membership model community, what does it mean to belong? How do we navigate the tensions between building communities that are inclusive and preserving a core set of commitments that may serve to exclude? How do we create space for a plurality of views on Israel and American politics? What moral issues arise as a result of defining communal boundaries, intentionally or unintentionally, that exclude some groups or individuals?

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