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Project Reconnections

Project Reconnections is one component of the Year of Civil Discourse Initiative. It was started five years ago, as a pioneering effort to create civil discourse among Jewish community leaders from across the political and religious spectrum on issues that can create a wedge within the community. Today, Project Reconnections continues to offer a forum for the Jewish community to build bridges of connection, deepen trust and understanding, and to have civil discourse on Israel and emerging controversial issues. Applications are currently being accepted for Jewish institutions to host customized, expenses paid, fully coached and facilitated Project Reconnections for their members.

    "For me, the experience was truly awesome. When we started, I didn't really believe people would participate as openly and honestly as they did. To watch people open their hearts to each other inspires such hope in me. I feel that I've learned a lot about the people and groups involved ... and I feel better prepared to play an ongoing role in helping to heal our community."
    Former Advisory Council Member, Participant, and current synagogue President

Learn more about the genesis of Project Reconnections in the Jerusalem Report.

We invite your institution to apply to participate in Project Reconnections. Project Reconnections Background

  • Download the cover letter
  • Download the application
  • Project Reconnections has served to restore my hope ... The integrity and wisdom of each participant was brought forth revealing that, while we may hold a diversity of views and approaches, underneath it all, we truly are one people, capable of treating one another with the respect and care we all deserve.

    Former Advisory Council Member and Participant



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