Emergence Unbound

By Shawn Landres

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, October 2012

Emerging spiritual communities are changing the conventional methods of religious life, particularly regarding the role of synagogues. The author explains reasons for these changes, such as generational transitions and shifting demographics. The major changes include the "unbundling" or previously "packaged" activities from a given institution. The second change is that interpersonal, relational dynamics replaced institutional frameworks. The third transformation is the bundling of activities into new institutions that reflect contemporary realities.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Spirituality, Jewish Identity, Prayer Communities, Identity, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.43/No.693

Page Number(s): 4-6

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Genre: Article

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

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Landres, Shawn. Emergence Unbound. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. October 2012: 4-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14346


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