RRA REGIONAL MINI CONFERENCES
Racial Injustice and the Rabbinic Role
November 19-20, 2017 – Atlanta, GA
We will learn together about the intractable nature of racism in America both generally and within the Jewish community and focus on our roles as Rabbis in confronting issues of race, exclusion, bias, etc. Our visit to Atlanta, with its deep history in the civil rights struggle, will serve as our background and give us the opportunity to visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Substance Abuse, Addiction & Recovery in the Jewish Community
January 21-22, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA
This two-day workshop is offered by the Elaine Breslow Institute of Beit T’Shuvah, America’s only Jewish residential treatment program for addiction and recovery. We will explore Beit T’shuvah’s philosophy of the human condition and how addiction – in its various manifestations – is a symptom of an internal spiritual and mental split. We will look at how we, as spiritual leaders, can be both present for the communities we serve and attend to our own brokenness. We will see and tour the beautiful West Los Angeles campus of this unique Jewish resource.
Outdoor Experiential Learning in the Delaware Water Gap
May 6-8, 2018 – Hardwick Township, NJ
Led by our own outdoor adventurers, James Greene, Greg Hersh, Howard Cohen and others, come spend two nights in the beautiful woods of the Delaware Water Gap at the Mohican Outdoor Center. We will hike, canoe, pray, eat and learn about Jewish outdoor education with colleagues and friends. Housing will be in semi-private cabins (3-4 to a room). Please note that single occupancy is not available for this trip.
Inclusive cost for each event will be $160 per person double occupancy; $240 single (excluding travel). Mark your calendars now and look for more information to follow!