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Jewish Networking: A Bay Area Masorti Conversation with Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Jewish Networking: A Bay Area Masorti Conversation with Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Thursday, June 16, 7:30pm-9pm
hosted by Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
RSVP to Rachel at office@netivotshalom.org

Bay Area Masorti, a joint project of the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel and the Shefanetworkpromotes a Masorti (Conservative) approach to Judaism and connects Masorti communities in the Bay Area.  Join Bay Area Masorti Chair Rabbi Menachem Creditor in a refreshing conversation, in which participants will dream collaboratively in an attempt at nurturing paradigms in which healthy, like-minded Jewish communal organizations might purposely function and interrelate.

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