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Inside JOI October/November 2013

In this issue, we announce the first LGBT Interfaith Parents Circle Hanukkah prep class, meet our new Big Tent Judaism Coordinator for Houston, TX, and get JOI Executive Director Rabbi Kerry Olitzky's thoughts on the convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving.
Inside JOI August/September 2013

In this issue, we introduce our Big Tent Judaism Concierge for Middlesex County, NJ, take a look at some High Holiday Public Space Judaism programs, and announce our new LGBT Interfaith Parents Cirlce in LA.
Inside JOI June/July 2013

In this issue, we check in with our Big Tent Judaism Coordinator in Chicago, introduce our newest initiative in Middlesex County, NJ, and meet one of our Big Tent Judaism Professional Affiliates.
Inside JOI April/May 2013

In this issue, we take a look at some exciting new initiatives from Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI), including our Big Tent Judaism Professional Affiliates pilot cohort, and our new Big Tent Judaism Coordinator on the ground in Chicago.
Inside JOI January/February 2012

In this issue, we take a look at some exciting ways for intermarried families to find meaning in the holiday of Passover, as well as ways for grandparents of interfaith grandchildren to connect with their families throughout the year. We also check in with JOI Executive Director Rabbi Kerry Olitzky to hear about some of his recent speaking engagements and travels.
Inside JOI November/December 2011

Whole Lotta Hanukkah! In this issue, we highlight the excitement and fun of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. This is a great time of year for families to come together to enjoy new Jewish experiences, and for the Jewish community to welcome in newcomers with fun activities, programs, and events.  
Inside JOI September/October 2011

In this issue of Inside JOI, we share with you highlights from our High Holiday Webinar, Making the Most of the High Holidays. We also welcome new board and staff members, and highlight some of our recent blog posts.
Inside JOI January/February

In this issue of Inside JOI, we are thrilled to share with you details of our upcoming conference, Judaism2030: A Working Conference for a Vibrant Jewish Future. This conference will bring together forward-thinking visionaries with on-the-ground practitioners from organizations across denominational and institutional lines to discuss the big ideas that will shape the Jewish community for the next generation.
Inside JOI July/August 2010

In this issue of Inside JOI, we share with you a new project from The Mothers Circle: The Mothers Circle Cookbook. This project compiles recipes that Mothers Circle families consider to be "Jewish food" and explains how these unique food traditions not only enhance the heritage of Mothers Circle families, but also enhance the greater Jewish community as well.

Inside JOI May/June 2010

In this issue we highlight the many ways you can partner with JOI to become an agent of change in your local Jewish community. This includes our new Ambassadors Program for those who have a passion for inclusion and are already involved in the organized community.

Inside JOI March/April 2010

In this issue we highlight our "Preparing for Passover" blog, written by participants in The Mothers Circle, our program for women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children.

JOI 2009 Year-in-Review

In this issue we take a look back at all of our accomplishments in 2009, including: where we travelled, our direct service programs, professional training, advocacy, and research.

Inside JOI August/September 2009

In this issue, we look at what we - and the Jewish community at large - can do to better engage men in the 21st century.

Inside JOI June/July 2009

Welcome to the inaugural electronic edition of Inside JOI. Here you will find updates on selected JOI programs and events, and news on the latest innovative outreach methodology.

In this issue we recap our Women's Summit in New York and our North American Conference in Philadelphia.

Inside JOI November/December 2008
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A recap in words and photos of our tribute evening honoring Adam Bronfman for his unwavering commitment to outreach and unity among the Jewish people.
Inside JOI July/August 2008
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Excerpts from Four Books by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky that Promote a more Welcoming Jewish Community

Upcoming JOI Events 2008-2009



Inside JOI May/June 2008
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The Grandparents Circle: A program for Jewish grandparents to nurture, and in some cases establish, the Jewish identity of their grandchildren.
Inside JOI Winter 2008
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Remembering Terrence A. Elkes: The Jewish community mourns the loss of a true champion for outreach.

Inside JOI Fall 2007
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Highlights of JOI Programming, including:

  • Big Tent Judaism
  • The Grandparents Circle
  • The Mothers Circle
  • Public Space Judaism
  • Conference in a Box
  • Empowering Ruth
  • Inside JOI March/April 2007
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    Passover in the Matzah Aisle Expands!
    JOI's signature spring Public Space Judaism program reaches more unaffiliated Jewish families in more communities
    Inside JOI Jan/Feb 2007
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    2006 in Review: Real Steps Towards a More Inclusive Jewish Community








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    Inclusive JOI Journal, Winter-Spring 2009
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    Passover in the Matzah Aisle
    Transform a Taste of Matzah into a Lifetime of Engagement!
    Inside: Learn How to Bring this Innovative Public Space Judaism Program to Your Community and Hear How it's been Implemented All Over the Country!
    Inclusive JOI Journal, Winter - Spring 2008
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    Introducing the Big Tent Judaism Coalition
    Opening Our Tent:
    What is the Big Tent Judaism Coalition?
    Ten Principles: How to Reach and Serve All Jewish Individuals and Households
    Media Coverage: Advocacy, Think Pieces, and More!

    Inclusive JOI Journal, Winter - Spring 2007

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    Community, Transform Thyself!
    Outreach Scans:
    Looking "Inside" to Assess Outreach Potential
    Outreach Professional Network (OPeN) Meetings: Developing Connections with Community Leaders
    New Outreach Programs:
    Building More Bridges

    Conference 2005 Special Edition:
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    Coverage of the JOI Leadership Conference,
    Atlanta, GA, December 4-6, including:
    Many Paths to Judaism
    by Lynn Schusterman
    The Train is Leaving The Station by Michael Rukin
    Assimilation: An American Phenomenon by Richard Alba
    Moving Our "Line In The Sand" by Paul Golin
    plus Media Coverage of the Conference


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