PEARL (Providing Education and Resources for Leadership)
the distance-learning program offered by JRF, provides meaningful information and strategies beneficial to congregational leaders, members, clergy, educators and staff. Expert speakers partner with movement professional staff and lay leaders to support the strengthening of congregations and havurot, grow leadership, deepen Jewish spiritual life and continue critical tikkun olam/social justice work. With input from Reconstructionist congregational leadership, clergy, staff and board members, a variety of PEARL topics are selected each year. Click on the attachment below for a complete Guide to PEARL Congregational Leadership Resources. Curricula_Guide_to_Using_PEARL_Resources_for_Congregations.pdfSee an alphabetical listing of over 60 PEARL sessions since 2008 http://jrf.org/pearl/archive
as well as other congregational resources
.As you use the PEARL resources we strongly recommend you put together a leadership team, including clergy if applicable to ensure you get the greatest benefit in integrating your learning across your congregational system.
We recommend you review your own mission/vision/values and specific needs in advance to get the most out of curriculum guide. Each PEARL session is about one hour and fiteen minutes in length. Some classes, are a follow up or expansion on previously presented topics.For access to all the audio sessions of PEARL go to http://jrf.org/pearl/audio
As of 2010 year, the PEARL series was integrated with JRF's annual Omer Initiative (begun in 2005, seven weeks of learning between Passover and Shavuot with session focusing on "tikkun hanefesh v'olam", the well-being and active repair of self, community and the world. Please see http://jrf.org/omer/home.