Israel and My Spiritual Biography

The Jungian psychologist turned educator Ira Progoff offers us an extraordinary tool for reconstructing our relationship to the Jewish things we care about it.  For us today it is an opportunity for making Israel in all its fulness—our connections, our ambivalences, our loves, and our hates—part of our own evolving Jewish spiritual biography.

So often today we are brought up short by externally generated understandings of Israel and Zionism to which we feel we have no response. Yet, often the most significant response lies with looking inward rather than outward. Join us in this individual exploration followed by communal sharing.

Jeffrey Schein is a Jewish educator. He became a Reconstructionist rabbi in 1977 and in 1980 earned his doctorate in education from Temple University. For 25 years he guided Jewish educators through the Masters of Jewish Education program at Siegal College in Cleveland. He currently works as the Senior Education Consultant as well as Executive Director of The Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood.  He has authored a dozen volumes and several dozen articles about contemporary Jewish and religious education. He and his wife Deborah moved to Minneapolis in 2015 so that they could continue their work in closer proximity to their grandchildren.


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