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Saturday, February 15 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Responding to the Inner Human Struggle: Intentional Communities in a Jewish Context

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Intentional communities are the deepest response to the inner psychological human struggles, and a substantial component of the social fabric. Judaism has a long theoretical and practical tradition regarding such communities, and this session will explore this issue intellectually, while telling the story of the movement of Mission-Driven Communities in Israel, transforming Israeli society as a second wave of pioneering, and offering potential connection to the emerging movement in America.


Aharon Ariel Lavi

Aharon Ariel Lavi is the founder and director of the Nettiot Network, which reengages Haredi Ba'alei Teshuva (Returnees) into Israeli society. He is also founder of Garin Shuva in the Negev and co-founder of the National Council of Mission-Driven Communities. Aharon is pursuing a PhD in Jewish Economic Thought and published a book along with articles on many other social issues. This year Aharon is a Tikvah Fellow and lives with his wife and... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2014 3:45pm - 5:00pm

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