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A home for people whose life’s work is to

nurture a consciousness of belonging to the

Jewish People, its history, legacy & destiny

The Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education empowers Jewish leaders & professionals as

agents for Peoplehood, who establish Jewish collective life as relevant and meaningful in a rapidly changing world.

We provide a framework for thinking about how collective Jewish values are taught and expressed through organized Jewish life both locally

and globally.

Peoplehood is a framework for grappling with what the Jewish People is, why it is important and how we nurture and assure its future. 

It is the space within which we can speak about the meaning of belonging to the Jewish People today.

In times of change, Peoplehood provides the ability to talk about road maps to the Jewish future.

Core Concepts of Jewish Peoplehood

Promoting

consciousness

of belonging

to the Jewish People,

its history, legacy,

and destiny.

Consciousness

Consciousness

Ethos

Defining the distinctive spirit, values, and principles that guide Jewish communities

and individuals in their thoughts, actions,

and relationships.

Ethos

Assuming responsibility for the good of other Jews (areivut) and

the broader society

(tikkun olam).

Responsibility

Responsibility

Pluralism

Promoting the

value of

Jewish pluralism.

Pluralism

Israel

Enabling each person to develop a personal engagement with Israel as the joint venture of the Jewish People.

Israel

 The enterprise of

the building

and on-going development of Jewish civilization.

Jewish Civilization

Civilization

What is your vision of Jewish Peoplehood?

Use the core concepts of Jewish Peoplehood and the resources offered on this website to sharpen your understanding of Peoplehood to build your organization, engage constituents, train staff, enable discussion, dialogue, thought and action.

Resources

THE PEOPLEHOOD PAPERS

A collection of articles from a diverse group of Jewish leaders and thinkers that cover philosophical aspects of Jewish Peoplehood as well as practical implications for Jewish organizations, schools and communities.

Peoplehood Papers

PEOPLEHOOD TOOLKIT

A comprehensive resource for Jewish educators and communal leaders interested in questions of Jewish collective belonging, global community and mutual responsibility that includes tools that address the what, how, and my of Peoplehood programming.

Peoplehood Tool Kit
Resources

DIGITAL LIBRARY

CJPE's Digital Library includes articles and other writings about Jewish peoplehood covering diverse areas of Jewish life.

SERVICES

Impact studies, program evaluations, and strategic planning

and consulting services in areas touching on Jewish Peoplehood, Jewish community, education and culture, Israeli-Diaspora relations, and Israeli culture and politics.

Service

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