Core Circles

Core imagines a world in which Jewish women are so connected with Hashem, the Torah, and with each other that the warmth of Torah radiates through them to others, creating communities that are so warm and inspiring that everyone born into them wants to stay, and everyone else wants to join.

Core Circles are one essential way to strengthen the social fabric of The Jewish People.

It’s best if they can take place in person, but during this unique time, they can take place online as well.

What is a Core Circle?

Watch the video below to find out!

Thinking about starting a Core Circle?

The video below explains how simple it is to get started!

Being a Circle Connector is an important lay leadership role and Core wants to help you be a great leader! After you sign up for our Circle Connector Training, you’ll be invited to join our Core Connections group, a special WhatsApp group for Core Circle Connectors from around the world to collaborate and support each other.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Core family!

Here are a few resources to help you get started as you plan to launch your own circle:

What is the point of a Core Circle? Check out this 16 minute TED talk by Shasta Nelson entitles Friendtimacy divulges the three requirements for any successful relationship and makes the case for actively investing in friendships.

Why is it so important to have a strong friendships and a strong social structure? The book Together by Vivek Murthy delves into the depths of why loneliness can be deadly and what to do about it.

How can I make my circle more meaningul? The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker gives a breakdown of the element fo successful and meaningful gatherings.

Core Disclaimer: Core offers a wide range of resources without endorsing any specific one.  Please use your discretion as you choose the resource you plan to share with your group.

FAQs: 

Anyone! Register here to become a Core Circle Connector.

Circle Connectors invite guests to participate in their Circle.

Core suggests monthly themed resources to support Circle Connectors. These resources are to be used at the Circle Connector’s own discretion as a springboard for conversation and connection.  Circle Connectors are invited to select any content that is of interest to their Circle participants. Further, Circle Connectors may suggest circle members watch, read or listen to content independently beforehand so that they can discuss it during their Circle time.

Our recommendation is that a theme or some form of structure does exist in order for the time to be focused and purposeful.

Core Circles are designed to take place in person so that real connections can be made. Locations for Core Circles can include yet are not limited to: homes, parks, cafes, libraries etc…

During the current pandemic, circles can take place outside with proper distancing or they can temporarily take place online or over the phone.

Scheduling can be set by the Circle Connectors or collaboratively agreed on with circle members. They can take place once a week or as infrequently as once a month. We recommend setting aside 1- 1 1/2 hours for each meeting.

Have more questions?  Contact us and we’ll do our best to troubleshoot with you.