The greatest window of opportunity to meet, teach, inspire and follow-up with the largest numbers of Jews during the year is over Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Shuls, community outreach centers, kollels and campus venues report attendance increases during the Yamim Noraim from 50 to 400 participants. What kinds of programs and beginners minyanim can we run to attract and inspire searching Jews to become transformed into core participants in our outreach centers, campuses, shuls, and kollels?
NLEResources.com is happy to share with rabbis and educators a powerful new discussion guide for Yom Kippur entitled Transforming Character. This Guide is based on the model of the other NLE Discussion Guides. Transforming Character features two powerful cases of recently appointed academics with criminal records for felonies who have moved forward from their criminal pasts seeking to serve as productive citizens. The Guide uses these cases as a stepping stone to reflect upon the actions, character and capabilities of all people, leading to interactive discussions of free will, teshuvah, and character transformation.