You Shall Pursue

August 16, 2012

Quick Post: thoughts from Facebook

Filed under: Choosing Life, Jewish Communitty, Rabbinical School, Social Justice — marleyweiner @ 10:30 am

A comment I made on a future classmate’s status about how to make the Jewish community more welcoming:

It’s all about relationship building. When a person walks though your door, they should be greeted, talked to, asked about their needs and wants from the Jewish community. If you can’t provide for those needs, you make a personal introduction to a group that can. You train your staff regularly on issues of diversity, interfaith families, queer-friendliness, and anti-racism. You look at your financial model and see how you can adjust policies to get poor families in the door. And most importantly, when someone comes to you with questions, or concerns, or worries, YOU LISTEN TO THEM AND TRY TO HELP THEM. Start with basic customer service, and work up to being decent human beings.

Thoughts?

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