Re: A talk on Jewish intentional communities
From: Roger Studley (
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 15:21:16 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All --

Just wanted to follow up and remind you that these *talks on Jewish intentional communities* are happening this week. Details and RSVP below or at If you happen to be in the Bay Area, come on out!

Also, check out this article about Berkeley Moshav <> that came out this week. :-)

Hope to see you!


On 7/1/2016 10:48 AM, Roger Studley wrote:
Hi Cohousers --

A colleague from Israel and I are giving some talks July 11-14, in the San Francisco Bay Area, about *Jewish intentional communities* (or the modern kibbutz) in Israel and the U.S. Details below and at <>. If you're in the neighborhood, we'd love to have you join us!

Have a wonderful July 4 weekend. :-)



*Modern Kibbutzim in Israel and the U.S.*
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Mon, July 11 at Jewish Federation of the East Bay, 2121 Allston Way <,-122.3370652,12z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x808f874f1d72b66d:0x1454cfc1a0ec3273%218m2%213d37.869758%214d-122.267022>, Berkeley Tue, July 12 at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street <,-122.4947193,13z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x8085873a94804729:0xba306ede53bd723%218m2%213d37.787152%214d-122.459695>, San Francisco Wed, July 13 at Mountain View Cohousing, 445 Calderon Ave <,+Mountain+View,+CA+94041/@37.3883428,-122.1432735,12z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x808fb72f8e5114eb:0x38e2f517f9aba91c%218m2%213d37.3883428%214d-122.0732303?hl=en>, Mountain View Thurs, July 14 at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive <,-122.5722166,12z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x80859ad192abf783:0x8909778eae4d6c30%218m2%213d37.9042975%214d-122.5021734>, Tiburon
RSVP's encouraged via this link <>

Israel’s kibbutzim flourished until the 1980s. Traditional kibbutzim have struggled since then, but new forms of kibbutzim have picked up where they left off, while a nascent and parallel “Jewish intentional communities” movement is evolving in the U.S. Come learn from two leaders of these efforts about developments in Israel and in our own backyard! We’ll talk about:

  * The arc of Israel's first *kibbutz movement*, from the 1910s to
    the 1980s;
  * The establishment of *urban kibbutzim* and social activist /
    mission-driven communities since the 1980s, as a response to the
    decline of traditional kibbutzim, and how communities from across
    the political spectrum are working together;
  * Hakhel, the *Jewish intentional communities* incubator in the
    U.S., and its visit to many of these communities in 2015 and 2016
    to learn and adapt their experience to the U.S. context;
  * *Berkeley Moshav*'s effort to create the Jewish cohousing here in
    the Bay Area (and Urban Moshav's effort to establish Jewish
    cohousing in other locations across U.S.)

Led by:

  * *James Grant-Rosenhead*: Founder of Kibbutz Mishol, Israel's
    largest Urban Kibbutz; a leader of Hakhel, a nationwide incubator
    of Jewish intentional communities sponsored by Hazon and
    UJA-Federation of New York; and a leader of MAKOM, the movement of
    more than 200 social activist communities in Israel.
  * *Roger Studley*: Founder of Berkeley Moshav, a currently forming
    Jewish cohousing community; and advisory board member for Hakhel,
    the Jewish intentional communities initiative.



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