Our retreat was held at Beth El Synagogue in Bethesda. Rabbi Greg Harris, who was a volunteer with the ConnectGens Fellowship program in 2012, has been giving the group advice about what to read as part of our journey to explore Jewish identity. He graciously connected us to his synagogue so that we could have a nice place, far enough away but still metro accessible, to have our half-day retreat.
We did warm ups, had a writing workshop, and several facilitated sessions on public shareouts that we can do to connect more to the community beyond our minyan. We were challenged to think about how to take community members through our minyan journey. How do we give people a flavor for the work we have done? Are there particularly provocative or interesting quotes or data tables from the articles we read that we can share?
If you are a community member and have some ideas for how we can connect with you, please let us know!