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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Shari Cohen

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Jewish Engagement; Community Formation; Values

Type: Other


The author compares her experiences learning music with a choir and learning Talmud with a learning partner, and reflects on how a common challenge, achieved through collective discipline and nuanced cooperation, can create a sense of individual engagement while also building and sustaining community.