Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement is Good for Synagogues, Jews, and America

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Product Code: 88.33087

ISBN: 978-0-88123-308-7

By Rabbi Judith Schindler and Judy Seldin-Cohen

Finalist of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award in Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice, Recharging Judaism offers a practical framework for implementing social action into our everyday lives. Using language that speaks to both those outside and inside synagogue life, the book inspires and guides Jews and Jewish institutions to address the challenges facing this country today.

Recharging Judaism is the essential and timely guide for every synagogue and community seeking to strengthen the bonds of Jewish communal life through advocating for social justice. This volume delves into the enriching civic engagement and acts of righteousness already undertaken by Jews and Jewish communities across the country, and further explores the positive differences we can all affect upon the future of America. There are a myriad of ways in which advocating for social justice and participating in civic engagement can create lasting change. Those inspired to affect such change will find new meaning in the texts and history of our tradition. Using real examples from both small and large congregations across the country, Recharging Judaism offers a framework to guide us through our journey of civic responsibility and social duty and into a brighter future for our country.

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This book is a guide and an inspiration for Jews in this troubled time, showing us how to become agents of change in a world that is crying out for justice.
- Peter Yarrow, Singer, Songwriter, and Activist

Rabbi Judy Schindler and Judy Seldin-Cohen have provided exactly what we need: real, thoughtful, hands-on opportunities for Jewish communities to make concrete change in America.
- Rabbi Rachel Timoner, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth Elohim

Perhaps this book's greatest contributions are the innumerable examples provided of rabbis and lay leaders throughout the country who are taking on significant social policy issues through volunteerism and advocacy. In so doing, these leaders are fulfilling one of the core purposes of Judaism.
- Rabbi Sid Schwartz, Author of Judaism and Justice and Founding Rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation

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Read the RavBlog article by Rabbi Judy Schindler: "Recharging Judaism: Strengthening Synagogues through Civic Engagement"

Read the RavBlog article by Judy Seldin-Cohen: "Recharging Judaism: A Partnership with My Rabbi"

Read "What Makes a Good Jew? For Many, It's Tikkun Olam" by the co-authors of Recharging Judaism in Hadassah Magazine

Listen to the co-authors of Recharging Judaism on JPOD Charlotte's podcast 'Summaries In Their Own Words: Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement is Good for Synagogues, Jews, and America'.

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ISBN 978-0-88123-308-7
Copyright © 2018
6" x 9"
0.85 lbs
Page count: 280