Demanding More of Community

By Rachel Nussbaum

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, February 2010

The author describes the creation of the Kavana Cooperative, a new Jewish community in Seattle for young adults and families that has had relative success in creating a strong sense of engagement and ownership in the community. The success of the Kavana Cooperative is found in its organizational structure: people who join become partners within the cooperative in addition to making significant financial contributions each year. The programming from the community is generated by the partners themselves, creating an environment where members are producers rather than consumers of their own Jewish life.

Topic: Programming, Young Adults, Empowerment, Engagement, Family, Community Building

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 40/666

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Seattle, Washington , United States

Language: English

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Nussbaum, Rachel. Demanding More of Community. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. February 2010:


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