CIVIL DISCOURSE WHISPER COURSE
2019: Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 31
In the spring of 2019, the Kol Emeth community partnered with Congregation Gesher L’Torah of Alpharetta, GA to explore Mussar practice on civil discourse.
Over a five-week period, participants used the Whisper Course format to explore what Judaism teaches about how we might speak and listen across political divides, both within our Kol Emeth / Gesher L’Torah communities and beyond.
Here’s how the Whisper Course format works:
- On Mondays, participants receive an email from email@example.com with study materials and an exercise to do on your own.
- On Wednesdays, participants get another email with more materials, a practice activity to reinforce the concept, and an invitation to anonymously share their reflections on the exercises.
- The final email of the week will arrive on Fridays, featuring a summary of the week’s lesson and anonymous responses from others in the class.
Interested in learning more, or joining the next Whisper Course cohort? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B’lvracha / ברכה (with blessing),
The Whisper Course Team
Rabbi David Booth | Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Rabbi Amy Eilberg | Ethan Kuniyoshi
FURTHER RESOURCES ON CIVIL DISCOURSE
- 5 Ways to Talk About the News with People Who Disagree With You
- What is Essential: Bold Explorations in Community
- Having Real Conversations (Even With My Sister)
- National Conversation Project: #ListenFirst