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Revolution of the Jewish Spirit: How to Revive &lt;em&gt;Ruakh&lt;/em&gt; in Your Spiritual Life, Transform Your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community (Revitalizing Congregational Life: A Synagogue 3000) download epub

by Baruch HaLevi


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By: Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, DMin; Ellen Frankel, LCSW. Publisher: Jewish Lights.

Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781580236782, 1580236782. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781580236256, 1580236251. By: Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, DMin; Ellen Frankel, LCSW. Print ISBN: 9781580236256, 1580236251.

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Prepare to revive your Jewish community with the transformative power of. .Baruch HaLevi, Ellen Frankel

Prepare to revive your Jewish community with the transformative power of the Divine spirit. Rabbi Baruch HaLevi and Ellen Frankel have correctly identified Ruakh as a key missing ingredient in Jewish institutional life, especially in the synagogue. Baruch HaLevi, Ellen Frankel. Their call is for a revolution of spirit, a rejuvenation of our purpose, our worship, even our sacred spaces.

Prepare to revive your Jewish community with the transformative power of the Divine spirit. Rabbi Baruch HaLevi and Ellen Frankel have correctly identified Ruakh as a key missing ingredient in Jewish institutional life, especially in the synagogue

Prepare to revive your Jewish community with the transformative power of the Divine spirit.

Revolution of Jewish Spirit : How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life, Transform Your Synagogue and Inspire Your Jewish Community. by Ellen Frankel and Baruch Halevi.

Revolution of Jewish Spirit: How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life, Transform Your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community is a wonderful addition to this literature. Over the course of its pages, the authors, a rabbi and a congregant, describe their personal journeys, interwoven with the journey of the community they serve as leaders, Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA. Their approach includes the ideas of initiatives such as Synaplex and Synagogue 3000, along with new ideas the community itself has generated. In this work, Rabbi HaLevi and Ms. Frankel show how the added value of ruakh has been a game changer for their congregation.

Revolution of Jewish Spirit. How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life, Transform Your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community. by Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, Dmin, Ellen Frankel, LCSW. They offer practical strategies for sustaining and expanding transformation, including tips for providing impassioned leadership, inspired programming and inviting sacred spaces.

Revolution of Jewish Spirit can help us there as well. Barry Shrage, president, Combined Jewish Philanthropies "Every religious leader, clergy and lay, will find something of value for the managing and guiding of religious institutions to become centers of spirit and community. An important addition to the happily widening bookshelf for all interested in synagogue transformation. Rabbi Mordecai Finley, spiritual leader, Ohr HaTorah Synagogue, Mar Vista, California; professor of liturgy, mysticism and Jewish ethics, Academy for Jewish Religion "Fro.

Jewish Spirit: How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life and Transform Your Synagogue. reclaiming Judaism and reviving Jewish community

Revolution of Jewish Spirit: How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life and Transform Your Synagogue. This talk outlines a proactive approach for reengaging Jews, reclaiming Judaism and reviving Jewish community. Baruch HaLevi, aka Rabbi B, is the rabbi of Congregation Shirat Hayam, Swampscott MA, and an inspirational Jewish leader.

Prepare to revive your Jewish community with the transformative power of the Divine spirit.

"Rabbi Baruch HaLevi and Ellen Frankel have correctly identified Ruakh as a key missing ingredient in Jewish institutional life, especially in the synagogue. Their call is for a revolution of spirit, a rejuvenation of our purpose, our worship, even our sacred spaces. It is recognition that the craving for community can bring people back to our institutions, if we welcome, engage and inspire them."―from the Foreword by Dr. Ron Wolfson

In this practical and engaging guide to reinvigorating Jewish life, Rabbi Baruch HaLevi and Ellen Frankel identify the difference between a living synagogue and a dying one, and offer methods for reviving the Jewish spiritual centers―federations, community centers, institutions and synagogues―that serve as the heart of Jewish tradition and your life. They offer practical strategies for sustaining and expanding transformation, including tips for providing impassioned leadership, inspired programming and inviting sacred spaces. Whether you are clergy, congregant or community member, this guide will help you awaken your spirit and enliven your journey to a Ruakh-filled life.


Comments: (5)

Warianys
Revolution of Jewish Spirit is a remarkable volume that should be added to every synagogue's library as well as the bookshelves of modern Jews. The book describes in detail how Rabbi Baruch HaLevi and congregants transformed two newly merged synagogues into the 21st century actually giving congregants and the general public, if they desire, choices as to how they want to spend their Jewish life and the Shabbat experience.

How to REVIVE Ruakh (from the Hebrew Tanach, meaning wind...breath...mind...spirit...) is the main essence of the book. In my eyes the word actually means joy! And the authors have certainly captured the joy in daily life through their writings. Practical suggestions are offered as to how this came about and how others can do the same. One of the major keys to the book is how Rabbi HaLevi describes the "synaplex' experience of the Shabbat, which has attracted hundreds of people to join in on the various activities offered on this day. Welcoming is part of the entire mission so that when one enters the synagogue he/she immediately feel a welcoming sense of being. There are many other experiences and activities noted in the book, all of which, seem to be fulfilling the mission of giving joy to ones' life through religion.

Rabbi HaLevi writes in a delightful style, in fact as I read the volume, I had to continue as his writing captured the essence of what a good writer does--allows the reader to read in such a way that time goes so quickly that before one knows it, hours have gone by without notice.

Ms. Frankel, who co authored the book, explains in detail her experiences in the Jewish world and then delves into the alternative ways she sought comfort and peace within herself. She was looking for what many people in this day and age look for: something that would be more meaningful and purposeful to her life--and from her writings it seems she has come upon something that touches her heart and mind.

I look forward to the day when Rabbi HaLevi adds to this volume by writing more of his experiences. I have already purchased a copy of this book for each of my children and grandchildren--as it is one of those books that I think should be on everyone's bookshelf.
GODMAX
Grateful is the first word that comes to mind when a man like Rabbi Baruch HaLevi comes into the community and ultimately into your life. He brought his family and his ideas; but more than that, he brought his spirit and passion to make a difference. You can look at the results by entering the doors of Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott and also by reading this incredible book written by Rabbi B and Ellen Frankel. Not only do you get to know the inner thoughts of the authors; you get to feel the underlying struggles and compassion during the journey to revive, transform and inspire the Jewish community in a seacoast town in New England. Growing up in Swampscott myself, I can identify with every word in this book. No matter what religion you follow, or don't follow, you will find something of importance and meaning in the Revolution of Jewish Spirit. Open the book and you will open your heart to all the possibilities of living your life in spirit. I'm honored to know Rabbi B, as he is affectionately called, and it's a pleasure to see the changes in the community because of the influence of positive radical hospitality.
Katius
Interesting book. Good discussions as to how to add some extra ruach to your services.
Ynneig
After reading this book, I have started to rethink my own approach to Judaism and the path I would like to see my synagogue go in. Rabbi HaLevi and Ellen Frankel wrote this in a way that speaks to the inner spirit of all people.
Togor
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi made many poignant remarks through out the book that made me think twice about everyday situations we (the general public) tend to take for granted. He also conveyed how his upbringing molded his beliefs, and shared tragedies he experienced that surprisingly made his faith in God stronger instead of causing doubt. Some chapters were humorous while others were prolific. Overall, Rabbi B wrote with such eloquence it was difficult to put the book down.
Revolution of the Jewish Spirit: How to Revive &lt;em&gt;Ruakh&lt;/em&gt; in Your Spiritual Life, Transform Your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community (Revitalizing Congregational Life: A Synagogue 3000) download epub
Religious Studies
Author: Baruch HaLevi
ISBN: 1580236251
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Jewish Lights; 1 edition (September 1, 2012)
Pages: 224 pages