Big thanks to Tobin Belzer, a contributing fellow with the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, for writing this beautiful reflection of her experience at at Rosh Hashanah High Holy Day worship this year.
“These communities appeal to people, like me, who are not interested in conventional religious practice and affiliation, but are not ‘nones’ (the growing share of individuals who are unaffiliated with any organized religion). By adapting and transforming Jewish ritual and tradition, these groups appeal to the scores of people who want something in between: those of us who are looking for ‘some.'”
With her colleague Ari Y. Kelman, Belzer will be working for the next four years to support the Jewish Emergent Network Fellowship by facilitating organizational learning through evaluation.