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Kenissa: Communities of Meaning Network is identifying, convening and building capacity among some of the most creative Jews in the country. We are particularly interested in identifying individuals who are building organizations in the following sectors: social justice; spiritual practice; Jewish learning groups; Jewish prayer groups/minyanim; eco-sustainability; and arts/culture.

The “creatives” in the Kenissa Network are invited to bring teams from their organizations to a Kenissa Training every December as well as participate in any number of communities of practice with access to highly skilled national consultants. In 2018 Kenissa will launch an Entrepreneurs’ Accelerator which will provide customized guidance to leaders who want to take their organizations to the next level.

Access to the Kenissa Network takes place by participation in the annual Kenissa Consultation that takes place every March. This is a gathering of 50-60 leaders of emerging communities of meaning across North America and it provides a deep dive into the conceptual framework that informs the Kenissa Network. Participation is by invitation only but you can nominate yourself to be considered.

Kenissa’s 2018 National Consultation will take place March 4-6, 2018 at Isabella Freedmand Retreat Center in Falls River, CT. Applications will open in November 2017.