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La'atid: Synagogues for the Future - An Experiment in Synagogue Revitalization

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Sandy Waldman Dashefsky; Lisa D. Grant; Regina Miller; Lois Koteen

Series: Jewish Education News, Winter 2002

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Congregations; Religion; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: Connecticut

Abstract:

Three synagogues in Greater Hartford, Connecticut were selected to be part of an initiative called La'atid: Synagogues for the Future. This initiative invited the synagogues to evaluate how they can nurture a strong sense of Jewish identity, knowledge, and living for all ages. They also discussed what a should congregation do to help its community members live richer Jewish lives. The article describes the initiative, its philosophy and its outcomes.