Between Tribal and Global – Committed, caring Jews have long struggled with two approaches to Jewish social responsibility: Should community resources focus on internal change, primarily for our own needs or on external change, for the larger society in which we live? We invited young Jewish leaders from Europe, Israel and the U.S., from the Siach network and beyond, to join us as we explored this dichotomy.
From Me to We: Between Tribal and Global brought together 70 Jewish social justice and environmental activists from around the world. Over the course of three days, participants explored the Jewish community’s constant dilemma of whether to focus community resources internally, or to put them towards external projects to benefit the broader society in which we live. Participants examined their personal and community identities, their commitment to Jewish values, and how both fit in with their drive to improve society as a whole. The Connection Point was run by Connectors Limor Friedman and Tamas Buchler.