News & Events

Jewish Peoplehood Education Problem Formulation Convening

November 19, 2015
New York City

Event Contact

Heather Clayton

The CASJE Jewish Peoplehood Education Problem Formulation Convening was a day-long conversation exploring opportunities for research into efforts aimed at cultivating and educating toward a sense of Global Jewish Peoplehood. It involved a small group of partners, including front-line practitioner-leaders, researchers interested in studying these efforts, and foundations that support the field. Our goal was to identify important issues and questions that can serve as the basis for a program of applied research in the Global Jewish Peoplehood field. In particular, we explored the roles of heritage travel and mifgashim (person-to-person encounters) as core practices directed toward nurturing in Jewish people of all ages a sense of belonging and commitment to global Jewish communities.