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Can We Talk? Navigating Challenging Conversations

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2024

Thursdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 2024
12–1:30 p.m. EDT
We reside in a rapidly evolving social landscape, where our previously held beliefs may have shifted or become more pronounced. Regardless of our stances on various topics, we often encounter conflicts with those around us. Is it possible to have productive discussions about our differences? If so, how can we go about it effectively?
This mini-Immersion series invites you to delve into mastering the skill of navigating challenging conversations constructively. Explore identifying your triggers, enhancing your understanding of differing perspectives, and honing your listening skills. Based on the Jewish concepts of making debate possible and fruitful, taught by Adva Chattler (MA, Conflict Resolution and Management) of Ritualwell and a Makhloket Matters fellow, you will be able to look at moments of conflict and decide upon your approach to it – not just respond at a heat of the moment. At the end of this Immersion, you will be able to leave with practical tools to face difficult conversation, wherever they meet you.
Special guest speakers: Rosalie Gerut (MA) and Martina Emme (PhD), co-writers of the book “Journeys of Transformation: Confronting the Legacies of Conflict, War and Genocide” describing their journey as descendants of Holocaust survivors and Nazi supporters who participating in dialogue groups that encouraged healing and growth on both sides.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
Adva Chattler (she/her) is an Israeli-Mizrahi Jew, born and raised in Be’er-Sheva, Israel. Adva is passionate about bringing people together in ways that spark relationship building and connecting to others on a deeper level, both in the challenging and ever-changing world of online gatherings, and in person. She holds a MA in conflict Resolution and Management from Ben Gurion University of the Negev and BA in Public Administration and Management from Sapir College in Sderot, Israel. She is a Makhloket Matters fellow for Jewish professionals from the Pardes Institute and believes that even though we can’t avoid conflicts, we can take the steps to avoid conflict escalation through education and practice. With her experience in teaching and curriculum building, she support facilitators and presenters for Ritualwell and Reconstructing Judaism and encourages them to bring not only their best self, but best practices and tools for successful teaching online. Adva lives in Del Rio, Tx., with her husband, daughters and their dogs.


July 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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