Hakhel Resources: Newcomers & Community Assembly
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 Individual and the Community
by Jonathan Dickens
For many people, joining a community can require a change of mindset. This article gives insight into the process the indiviual goes through upon joining a community as well as the process a community goes through when new members join.
Section: Care for Community, Connect via Judaism
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
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!
Decision making tools from the Urban Moshav – JICC 2018
by Roger Studley
A sharp tool for examining your way of decision making method.