talkspace: Making Room for Meaningful Conversation
talkspace (TAWK-speys) n.: a regularly meeting learning community formed around a particular subject; a programmatic model for engaging students in dialogue around issues and ideas that are relevant to their daily lives, combining the sense of community offered by a book club with the intellectual engagement of an academic seminar.
Students often lack opportunities to participate in substantive, personal and heartfelt conversations about issues and ideas that are relevant to their daily lives. While classroom discussions focus on academics and intellectual development, there may be limited space for personal growth and identity formation.
talkspace aims to fill that potential gap by fostering meaningful Jewish conversations around issues that matter as a way to cultivate a stronger and deeper sense of Jewish identity.
Available talkspace guides include:
• talkspace: Israel
• talkspace: Arts & Culture
• talkspace: Spirituality
• talkspace: Tzedek
Produced by Hillel’s Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning, these resource guides include facilitator instructions and discussion materials for groups meeting regularly over the course of several months. Additional resources are available to support individuals in planning, recruiting, conducting and maintaining talkspace communities.
For more information on talkspace, contact Sharon Ashley.