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Web Conversations Archive

Below explore the archives of past Evolve web conversations. Full transcripts will be posted for accessibility.

This multipart set of web conversations is a chance to engage in thoughtful, open dialogue grounded in the values of tzelem Elohim (regarding and treating all people as created in the divine image), kavod (respect), redifat shalom (pursuing peace) and makhloket leshem shamayim (disagreements for the sake of heaven).

Recent Web Conversations:

The Archive:

Foundations of Spiritual Practice Part 1: March 12, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Benjamin Weiner, Davenning: Finding Meaning in Jewish Prayer; Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Mindfulness: Telling the Truth, Redeeming Through Love; Rabbi Marc Margolius Tikkun Middot, Integrating Mindfulness and Ethical/Spiritual Traits

Foundations of Spiritual Practice Part 2: March 26, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Shefa Gold, Cleaving to God: A Jewish Way of Prayer; Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Jews With a Mission; Rabbi Vivie Mayer, Talmud Torah as Spiritual Practice; Rabbi Jacob J. Staub, Jewish Spiritual Direction: What Are We Discerning?

Antisemitism Part 1: March 19, 2019

Joined by: Dr. Reena Friedman, Antisemitism in Europe and America in the Modern Period: Historical Perspectives; Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, A Brief History and Update on Antisemitism

Antisemitism Part 2: April 11, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Toba Spitzer, Beyond Erasure; Rabbi David Teutsch, A Pittsburgh PerspectiveThe Danger of Antisemitism in America; Rabbi Shai Gluskin, Is It Antisemitic to Consider Zionism a Colonial Project?

Judaism, Gender and Gender Identity Part 1: April 3, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Dev Noily, My name is Dev, and my pronouns are ‘they’ and ‘them’; Anonymous, Parenting a Trans Child

Judaism, Gender and Gender Identity Part 2: May 7, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Tamara Cohen and Essie Shachar-Hill, #MeToo, Gender Socialization and the Movement We Are Constructing, Rabbi Mira Wasserman of The Center for Jewish Ethics

Radical Inclusion: May 22, 2019

Joined by: Aurora Levins Morales in conversation with Audrey Sasson

Voice, Water, Place: New Ways of Understanding God: September 10, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Antisemitism in America: October 16, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi David Teutsch

Re-imagining Synagogues and Communities: November 11, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Nathan Kamesar, leading a discussion on Rabbi Rachel Weiss’ article

Mitzvat Ahavat Erev Rav — Loving the the Complexity of Our Identities: December 10, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Shelly Goldman, discussing the essay by Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman.

Combatants for Peace: December 18, 2019

Joined by: Rabbi Sheila Weinberg, Penina Eilberg-Schwartz and Sulaiman Khatib

Acknowledging the Truth is the First Step on the Path to Healing Racial Injustice: July 2, 2020

Joined by: Rabbi Benjamin Barnett

Dreamsharing as a Spiritual Journey

Joined by: Rabbi Avruhm Addison

Jews and White Privilege

Joined by: Rabbis Max Reynolds and Jessica Rosenberg

Noticing the Jews of Color in our Communities

Joined by: Carmen Amalia Corrales

Transforming Our Unjust World and Personal Teshuvah

Joined by: Mark A. Pinsky

The Reconstructionist Network