Nov 18, 2010

Synagogue 3000 -- "doing jewish stuff" - an experiment called NITA

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"doing jewish stuff" - an experiment called NITA


"Gen X's less than enthusiastic response to synagogue life simply points to the fact that a new generation needs to figure out how do Jewish on its own terms, in its own way."    Rabbi Noa Kushner

Dear friends, s3kreport


Synagogue 3000's Synagogue Studies Institute is proud to release its report,

"doing jewish stuff" - an experiment called NITA by Rabbi Noa Kushner.

Rabbi Kushner is the founding rabbi of Nita, ( a project of Congregation Rodef Sholom in the San Francisco Bay area.


Nita (Hebrew for, "We will plant, we will grow") is an experiment in "doing Jewish" differently. As one of Synagogue 3000's Next Dor pilots, Nita has spent the last year plus creating a new model of community led by Kushner who describes her rabbinate as "... one part sales, one part emunah (faith), and one part chutzpah - a stubborn refusal to give up on my generation of Jews."


In this S3K report, Kushner reflects on the creation of Nita and its development over the last year. If we do Jewish differently, what does it mean to be a member? How do new communities pay their way? What's in store for the future?


Download the report here, and join the conversation on Synablog

Thank you,
The S3K Team

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