Outreach Training Institute
Throughout the year, we offer community-wide professional development and leadership skill building opportunities designed for clergy, educators, Jewish professionals and lay leaders.
These unique, interactive and topical programs are developed, taught and sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism Reform Jewish Outreach Boston, in collaboration with the Central Conference of American Rabbis and in cooperation with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s Jewish Discovery Institute, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh & Education Center, InterfaithFamily.com and Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston.
These skill building workshops are supported by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Benet, email@example.com, or call 617-928-0012. We are located at Echo Bridge Office Park. Please address all inquiries to: URJ Reform Jewish Outreach Boston, 381 Elliot Street, Suite 155L, Newton, MA 02464 (fax: 617-928-0014)
Outreach Training Modules
Outreach Training Institute programs for 2013
OUTREACH TRAINING MODULE #4
Strengthening Communication and Supporting Jewish Choices: Pre-Marital Counseling For Clergy Only
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
9:00AM – 4:30 PM plus Dinner & Evening Forum 6:00 – 9:00PM
Thursday, June 20, 2013
9:00AM – 2:30PM
Held at Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple Street, Newtow
Most couples will seek out a clergy connection before their marriage. For all couples, the interaction with clergy before marriage is often pivotal, influencing their future connection to Judaism and the Jewish community. How can clergy turn these pre-marital counseling meetings into opportunities to nurture their Jewish choices and create a Jewish home for their family?
This intensive two-day practicum will provide clergy with the tools to make a meaningful connection with every couple before and after marriage. Participants will gain skills to strengthen each couple’s communication around their faith backgrounds and the complicated threads that connect each partner to their family’s religious heritage. The workshop will provide clergy with many tools and useful exercises designed to help both partners explore their needs around religion in their past, present and future with a focus on transmission of a religious identity to future children. Counseling tools and communication exercises designed specifically for interfaith and conversionary couples will be included in the practicum.
The training will introduce the new CCAR publication, Strengthening Communication and Supporting Jewish Choices: A Pre-Marital Counseling Guide, written by Dr. Paula Brody, Director, Outreach Training Institute, who will facilitate this practicum in conjunction with Rabbi Howard Jaffe, National Rabbinic Liaison, URJ Outreach.
Offered in collaboration with the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
Space is limited so please make your reservations early. To reserve a room at the Crowne Plaza Newton, please call Jill Cashman directly at 617-630-2934 and ask for the OTI Clergy Block.
Registration is $180 per person including all program materials, morning refreshments and lunches. The Wednesday evening dinner is an additional $25 per person.
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