In December, we hosted a space to come together as a community to process the current situation in Israel and Gaza. Our community, as well as our staff, is not monolithic – we contain a broad range of perspectives on this issue. In listening to these perspectives, we have centered three core emotions echoing in our community: grief, fear and hope. For this event we gathered as one community to break bread together and share a bit from our hearts. Then, we offered a choice between three small group conversations, each facilitated by a member of our staff, that centered one of these three emotions.
In 2024, we are committed to holding more space for our community to process as this war continues. We’ve decided to launch a monthly gathering, rotating between grief, fear and hope. Every session is drop-in and you can come to as many or as few as you feel called to attend.
Our February gathering will be a conversation facilitated by Tribe 12’s Executive Director Rabbi Megan GoldMarche. This will be a space to talk constructively across differences about what should happen next, about what actions you are taking and want to invite others to take to ensure peace and security in the region. You should come ready to share your thoughts, listen to others and ask questions that help you better understand different perspectives. All voices are welcome here and respectful challenges will be encouraged and heavily facilitated. Dinner will be provided.
For the third gathering, save the date:
March 27th – Fear Writing Circle
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