Civil Discourse is on the Decline
Demonization of the other is on the rise.
Can we find the courage to productively engage those with whom we disagree?
We live in a moment of unprecedented breakdown in civil discourse. Yet, our Jewish tradition upholds the principle that constructive disagreement for the sake of heaven (Mahloket L’Shem Shamayim), is not only imperative, but the holy work needed to repair what can feel like irreconcilable differences that permeate within our Jewish communities.
Guided by the belief that Jewish texts and their diverse interpretations can empower us to engage more constructively in disagreements today, Pardes North America (PNA) is launching a new Mahloket Matters Fellowship.
Over the course of 8 sessions, fellows will meet to cooperatively study adapted Mahloket Matters (MM) material in-depth. This Fellowship will consist of two distinct cohorts, each of which will consist of ten fellows:
Educational Leadership (Cohort 1) – Designed for Rabbis and Jewish Educators currently working in the Jewish professional field.
Volunteer Leadership (Cohort 2) – Designed for current and emerging Jewish volunteer leaders. The ideal candidate for this cohort will target leaders in business, civic and Jewish leaders representing influential social networks.
Are you ready to actualize the power of difference in your community? Apply Today!