Beyond and Back
Beyond and Back (B&B) is our innovative, fun, and
important program open to any Jewish 22-30 year olds that provides meaningful,
no-cost Jewish experiences for its participants where they are geographically,
developmentally, and spiritually.
Programs include monthly, weeknight dinner/discussion groups
in the downtown “Loop,” with discussion themes ranging from our thoughts about
God, our relationship with Israel, interpretations of philosophical Jewish
texts, where Judaism fits into our current life/career path, what Tzedakah
should mean to the newly employed, and a great deal more. We host “special” events like our “Apple Martini and Honey
Cake” reception on Rosh Hashanah Afternoon, Young Adult Yom Kippur Study
Session, or a “Wine and Cheese” reception before Shabbat following
Thanksgiving. Additionally, B&B offers social action projects,
potential “tikkunolam” travel experiences, as well as an intensive leadership
program for those participants interested in bringing their own Jewish
experiences/identities back to the larger Jewish community and synagogue in a
This program is generously sponsored by an incubator grant
from the Union of Reform Judaism.
Check out our recent blog post on the URJ website HERE.