9Adar is February 8-14, 2019 (Adar Aleph 3-9 5779)

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Curator’s Tour at the Reuben and Helene Dennis Museum, Toronto

Posted on January 30, 2014

Curator’s Tour & Conversation for 9 Adar: Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict Sunday, February 9, 3pm 9 Adar is a new initiative of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution with a vision to inspire more mindful and constructive engagement across religious and political divides. We’ll explore this approach in relation to the legacy Continue Reading »

Two Jews, Many Obligations

Posted on January 30, 2014

“You work with Bedouins?!”, he asked, in a question that was noticeably more of a statement. I could sense that the man was growing increasingly agitated as I described my work to him. I explained that as part of my year as a Jewish Service Corps Fellow with the Joint Distribution Committee’s employment initiative in Continue Reading »

School-based activities from the Association for Conflict Resolution

Posted on January 30, 2014

Check out these school-based activities from the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Conflict Resolution Day (October 17) for your own school conflicts: Lessons and Activities: Peaceful Schools Build Peaceful Communities Mediation Activity Book

Recipes for Constructive Conflict Cookie and Machloket Muffins

Posted on January 27, 2014

Check out two tasty dessert recipes created specially for 9 Adar from David Berman, Catering Manager at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.

One Wish Jerusalem

Posted on January 24, 2014

5 minute Documentary film asking Israelis and Palestinians ONE WISH that would come true by the end of the day. Video was filmed in one day in Jerusalem. Our films highlight our shared humanity and are intended to be used as educational tools to open avenues for constructive conversations among individuals and peoples in conflict. Continue Reading »

Wonderful Opportunity to Invite Encounter-Trained Facilitators to Lead Constructive Conversations

Posted on January 21, 2014

Encounter is pleased to offer you the opportunity to invite Encounter trained facilitators to lead constructive conversations on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in your community. Encounter will support this day by offering our trained facilitators and our unique communication model to you and your community so we can host as many constructive conversations as possible throughout Continue Reading »

Constructive Conflict in the Societies for Scriptural and Textual Reasoning

Posted on January 21, 2014

“Disagreement is destructive when a community of readers believes that if their reading of text A is true, then any other reading is necessarily false…” writes Professor Peter Ochs from University of Virginia. “If readers share the plain sense of the text but disagree about how its lived meaning will be clarified and defined in Continue Reading »

Finding a Uniquely Jewish Path to Peace

Posted on January 17, 2014

“As we commemorate the 9th of Adar we need to recognize the centrality of peace to the collective mission of the Jewish people in the world.” Read Alick Isaacs article on Finding a Uniquely Jewish Path to Peace. Dr. Alick Isaacs is author of “A Prophetic Peace: Judaism Religion and Politics” (Indiana University Press 2011) Continue Reading »

The Mitzvah of Conflict Resolution on Campus

Posted on January 17, 2014

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, discusses a number of sources that instruct us in the mitzvah and process of conflict resolution.

If You Don’t See it My Way, We Might All Die

Posted on January 16, 2014

Watch this video starting at 2’33” for stories from participants about the transformation of the Bay Area Jewish community from one of rancor and vitriol to one of dialogue and connection when talking about Israel (or anything else!) Submitted by: Rachel Eryn Kalish, M.C., Founding Facilitator of JCRC’s Project Reconnections and Year of Civil Discourse

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