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Sunday, November 21 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How We Choose and Why It Matters: Understanding Our Biases

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How we make choices affects an incredible variety of Jewish organizational processes, from choosing a synagogue or school for our families to the selection of candidates for boards, rabbinic positions or even volunteer committees. What goes into making these choices? What's our thought process....and why does this matter? Biases are natural--we all have them. We even stereotype--even when we might be stereotyped ourselves. In order to understand these biases and stereotypes, and work around them, we must get to know ourselves and how they affect our choices, and consider how these cognitive shortcuts may affect our engagement in Jewish life. How do you choose? Join us to choose better by understanding how implicit bias affects your thinking as you make important choices both personally, professionally and as volunteers, and how we might be able to design work-arounds to enable our choices to be most useful and effective. We'll consider this in a variety of contexts so that you can take this and apply it to whatever choices feel important and relevant to YOU.

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Sara Shapiro-Plevan

Sara Shapiro-Plevan is all about relationships. Her essential focus: understanding the way relationships influence our ability to improve our practice, understand our work, and engage effectively with others as we build sustainable networks, communities, and workplaces. She is the... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EST