Gift Giving

Giving gifts on Hanukkah has become common practice for many American Jews, especially those with children in their households. Many of us struggle with how to do this well—we want to give generously and joyfully, but we don’t want Hanukkah to lose its deeper meaning to the rampant materialism that haunts America’s holiday season. In this section we offer ways to give with an open hand and a heart full of intention.

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Tips on how to ritualize giving tzedakah during your Hanukkah celebration, including a kavannah to recite when giving tzedakah

Got Gelt? A Conversation about Giving in this Season of Receiving
A short article with suggestions about how to handle the materialism which often overwhelms us during the winter holiday season
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The Reconstructionist Network

Learning to Say "We": Writing Identity

In this immersion, we will reflect and expand on our personal experiences of identity, using writing exercises and in-depth discussions to think about, challenge, discover, explore, and experiment with different ways to identify ourselves, to consider how those ways connect us to and separate us from others, and how they represent and misrepresent aspects of who we are.

Four sessions, starting June 15th

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