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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Dear UUJA'ers:

The current expression of our Purposes, Principles, and Sources is about to change. We want to be sure you are aware of this, and that there are opportunities to give feedback right now.

A commission appointed by the UUA to review Article 2 of our bylaws, which includes our Principles, Purposes,and Sources, has proposed a wholesale revision of the statement of what we stand for, and our inspirations. That new draft language is available for you to read.

The goal of the commission is a renewed expression of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist today. You will want to review the new statement to see what you notice and appreciate, or you notice and may have alternatives to suggest.

Here are a couple of examples of changes.

In the principles or values section:
Many congregations have adopted the 8th principle and this new draft includes language about our commitments to dismantling racism and other oppressions and building the beloved community.

In the sources or inspirations section:
Rather than describing six sources of our religious tradition and faith, the proposal states we get inspiration from "the full depth and breadth of sacred understandings, as experienced by humanity."

So, please take the time to review and reflect on the changes, to participate in the process, and to give feedback.

The Commission will be listening to feedback as they draft the next version to be sent on to the UUA Board, and ultimately the General Assembly in June.

Here is the draft proposed language of our Principles and Covenant, Article 2:
https://www.uua.org/files/2022-10/article2_draft_language_102022.pdf

Here is the current language of our Principles and Purposes, Article 2:
https://www.uua.org/files/documents/coa/articleii/articleii_present.pdf

Below you will see links to participate in Zoom feedback sessions this weekend and on Monday, as well as a Google Form for feedback with a deadline of November 28th.

We think it's important for us all to participate.

Your UUJA Board

With this draft completed, two more feedback sessions are being held in November. You'll need to register to attend a session. When you do, you'll receive the draft via email. We look forward to hearing from you as we help chart the future of our faith together.

Zoom Feedback Session Dates:

Sunday, 11/13 at 2 pm Eastern https://unitarianuniversalistassociation.cmail20.com/t/t-l-ahhkttk-fxukhus-e/
Monday, 11/14 at 9 pm Eastern https://unitarianuniversalistassociation.cmail20.com/t/t-l-ahhkttk-fxukhus-s/
You can also submit your feedback on the draft via this online Google form https://unitarianuniversalistassociation.cmail20.com/t/t-l-ahhkttk-fxukhus-g/ by November 28. After this new round of feedback the commission will put together its proposal in early 2023 to send to the board. The proposal will be considered in mini-assemblies before the vote at General Assembly 2023.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Our Mussar Study Group will meet this Sunday, 11/13 at 4 pm EST, 3 pm CST, 1 pm PST. This month's soul trait is Order.
You're invited to read Chapter 13 in "The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions" by Greg Marcus. For another perspective, you might read Chapter 11 in "Everyday Holiness" by Alan Morinis.

What's your mantra for Order & how have you used it this past month?

What have you observed?

Where do you sit on the spectrum toward Order? Do you lean toward chaos or more toward extreme order?

See you on Sunday via Zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83505016950?pwd=NXVEV0JNTm1EMDY3ZlNJaGZWQ2d1dz09
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Traditionally, the Book of Ecclesiastes is read aloud on or around Sukkot-
this quirky honest text is sometimes viewed as being a downer, but progressive bible scholars disagree, saying that this is a timeless teaching on living wisely in the midst of uncertainty and insecurity.

The second session of this shared study (with actually reading the text being central) is Wednesday Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. EST.

We will be reading chapters 3-5, including the most familiar one adapted by Pete Seeger and the Byrds. You will need your own bible- email martiakeller@gmail.com for link information.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
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Rev. Jay Wolin boardtresurer@gmail.com
asking you to contact him, it is a SCAM
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Sermon by Rev. Jay WolinWe are in the middle of the ten day Jewish New Year holiday period known as the “Days of Awe”. I will look at the Torah reading for...
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness