Braver Angels Workshop

Date & Time

May 19, 2024    
9:30 am


Depolarizing Within – A faith-based workshop on promoting healthy dialogue between persons with differing points of view, be they political, social, policy, etc.
Sunday, May 19
Please arrive at 9:30 for breakfast/coffee and to get checked in.
Workshop at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Temple Beth Am $18 per person

The workshop is designed and delivered by Braver Angels, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to “build a house united.”

Braver Angels promotes dialogue with the following ideals: recognizing the image of God in our conversation partner, and using an approach that should involve mutual respect. Respect, not agreement, is an essential key to a healthy discussion. This workshop addresses how we may inadvertently be complicit in, or even encourage, polarization. By “polarization,” we are not referring to healthy disagreements over issues or philosophy. We are talking about how we regard and talk about large groups of ordinary people on the other side of the political aisle. Rabbi Kligfeld will kick off the session and Rabbi Schatz will participate throughout and close the session.

The goals of this workshop are:

  • To learn about the perspectives, feelings, and experiences of someone you care about who differs from you politically
  • To have a sense of satisfaction about how you conveyed your perspective, feelings, and experiences
  • To discover some common ground, if it’s there

We are planning future debate programs using the Braver Angels approach.

For further information contact: Lori Harrison at