Election Aftermath Tests
Strength of year-old Jewish Emergent Network
faces challenge amid ‘national awakening’ after vote.
“Moments like the election aftermath highlight how the network can provide a religious home for those seeking a more ‘relevant’ Judaism, said Chaplin. Her former experience as the director of Jewish life at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie schooled her in ‘radical inclusion,’ an approach that now inspires her outreach efforts at Lab/Shul.
‘Whatever you are bringing with you, you can also ‘do’ Jewish,’ said Chaplin, who described her own feelings of alienation from Judaism growing up. ‘Learning, ritual, justice work — you can do all of that in a Jewish context. You don’t have to leave pieces of yourself at the door — that’s something I think the rest of us can learn from college students right now.'”
So proud and inspired by Rabbi Kerry Chaplin and all the Rabbinic fellows from the Jewish Emergent Network.
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