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Publication Date: July 2009

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

Author(s): David Kraemer

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Friendship; Community Formation

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Simply by walking his dog in the neighborhood every night, the author forms significant friendships with a number of diverse people who are also walking their dogs. The author suggests using this model to create a meaningful Jewish community. He states that Jewish institutions should allow for members to meet incidentally while pursuing something that is of meaning to them in their everyday lives.