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The Emerging Conversation

In January 2006, Synagogue 3000 (S3K) first convened the S3K Working Group on Emergent Sacred Communities, a group of visionary Jewish leaders unbound by conventional expectations about what a synagogue is supposed to be. Following a sucessful second gathering in August of 2006, S3K launched the Jewish Emergent Initiative, a multi-year project to support and study the communities represented by the members of the ESC Working Group.



EMERGENT JEWISH COMMUNITIES and their PARTICIPANTS: Preliminary Findings from the 2007 National Spiritual Communities Study

Over the past few years, we have seen an important new phenomenonEMERGENT JEWISH COMMUNITIES and their PARTICIPANTS: Preliminary Findings from the 2007 National Spiritual Communities Study in Jewish life: the creation of dozens of independent minyanim, spiritual communities, alternative worship services, and emergent congregations. This rich array adds diverse opportunities for worship, learning, social justice work, community-building and spiritual expression.

Learn more about the study and download the report...

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