Submission #393 by Temple Israel of Sharon Brotherhood - Sharon, MA (738)

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Submitted by rczik
Sun, 2013-05-05 22:41
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Temple Israel of Sharon Brotherhood - Sharon, MA (738)
Budapest, Hungary and Temple Israel (Sharon, Mass) Brotherhood Collaboration
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Hebrew Literacy / Ritual Literacy

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For the past year the Brotherhood of Temple Israel (TI)of Sharon, Massachusetts and Dor Hadash of Budapest have been collaborating on a project to help both communities learn, grow and enrich one another.
- Fall 2012 - began monthly Skype calls with Dor Hadash to begin learning about each other
- Spring 2013 - invited 2 members of Dor Hadash to visit US, as guests of the Temple Israel Brotherhood, and attend the 2013 FJMC International Convention in Danvers, Massachusetts
- Summer 2013 - begin formal davening and Torah laining Skype lessons with Dor Hadash
- Future - ?

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Self Assessment
The potential impact is truly huge. It may very well help re-establish and grow Conservative Judaism in Europe. Additionally, the Jewish community there is under stress from state sponsored anti-semitism. The impact on our Brotherhood, our Temple and our community is engagement on a level we've never seen. It is bringing men of all ages into club activities involved.
We are hoping this becomes the template for other clubs to partner with other Masorti communities.
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