Hakhel Resources: Communal Life
A unique resource library for Jewish Intentional Communities.
Inspiration. Tools. Support.
Honoring the Conversation: Turning a Neighborhood into a Community in Intown Atlanta
by Stephen Wing
Is a true story, believe it or not. People can really change reality by voicing ideas in a heartful way. You can do it too.
Tell yourself about a conflict you experienced in the past. Write down some ideas you could have used for a better outcome. Share with other members and ask for feedback.
Section: Care for Community, Work with People
The Great Affluence Fallacy by David Brooks, New York Times
by David Brooks
It's a refreshing one! Just read it.
Living Energy Farm: An Answer for Climate Change
by Alexis Zeigler
Yes we can! It is possible to fix the world. Read how.
by No credit
How can you get the grip of communal values, word them and turn them into a maifest which will lead to practical steps? Here is a useful manual especially for that important purpose.
Ecovillages Worldwide – Local Solutions for Global Problems
by Leila Dregger
What is an eco-village? And what is the contribution of this constellation to us all? Read this powerful article.
Happy together: the rise of the co-living startup
by Lizzie Widdicombe, The New Yorker
An insight into the transformation from urban aloneness towards communal fellowship.
Tags: Communal Life
10 Years Later, Moishe House Remains More Committed Than Ever to the 20-Somethings Building Communities
by David Cygielman, eJP
This world famous project is so successful because of the spirit within. Horizontal leadership, dialogue and inclusivity bring Judaism to the next level. Youngsters take the lead.
Climate Crisis, Dystopia, and Community
by Chris Roth
There is so much power in our instinctive belief in the need for change. A community with such devotion is something to read about.
by Frederic Laloux
"Something old is dieing and something new might be emerging" says Frederic Laloux. Soulless organzations are the enemy of all our dreams. Do we pay enough attention to what needs to move on, and what must emerge in our community and society?
Watch this together and open a public conversation around it. Remember the more personal it get's the better.
Words of Experience: Starting a Community
by Kim Scheidt
Either you are a beginner or an expert, this is a good article to refresh your mind with.
Tags: Activities Bank & Year Program, Alliance and Unity, Communal Life, Community Resilience, Decision Making and Management, Democracy - Sociocracy, Intentional Community, Leadership, Newcomers & Community Assembly, Rituals and Celebrations, Soft Skills and Heart-work, Teamwork, Vision, Volunteers
The Value of Community: What Defines Success?
by Deborah Altus
And what if the definition of success is going to kill the spirit of what you are doing? Read this beautiful perspective and let yourself feel the comfort, the satisfaction and even the pride of your creation. Indeed a surprise.
Off-Grid, and In Community: ?Tis Easier to Find than to Found
by Dan Schultz
Some wisdom based off a true story
Life Lessons for Community Longevity
by Graham Ellis
So many of the points here are familiar to us all! The wisdom of an expirienced leader can help others avoid some crucial mistakes. Take some time for reading it.
This must-read is not an easy one. Turn it into a public discussion: Divide chapters between members and ask them to read it in a community gathering and lead a talk around the text. Worth the effort!
Making a Case for Urban Cohousing
by Grace H. Kim
Here is a professional view about this hot topic. Cohousing is something to learn, here is the first step
Makom?s Bnei Akiva Community in Gvanim Beer Sheva
What do you feel when looking at this picture? How would you name this vibe?
Tags: Communal Life, Vision