a sheet designed to be used briefly with 8th and 9th graders as part of a hunger seder
What do Jewish texts teach us about how we relate to those in need?
This source sheet examines Abraham's challenge to God regarding the destruction of Sodom and Gomorah in depth, and encourages participants to explore their own positions as social justice advocates.
Yissachar Katz, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Uri L'Tzedek Financial Accountability Beit Midrash, June 3, 2009
Sources for a one-hour informal learning session with youth ages 13-17. Meant as an introduction to the topic of how our existence on this earth is inextricabley intertwined with the physical earth/soil, and our responsibility as stewards.
for use by adult Hebrew classes to allocate tzedakah at the end of the semester
Emphasizing individual social responsibility while maintaining a community united towards achieving social justice
In much of traditional Jewish text, women are the Objects of men's attention, legislation, sexual longing, criticism, etc. A central element of women's empowerment is recognizing women as subjects, autonomous agents who are not defined or valued through their relationship with others, particularly men. Critical precedents for this perspective appear scattered throughout the text.
Used at a Conservative synagogue as an interactive text study in place of the D'var Torah on Global Hunger Shabbat 5772.
This unit helps students begin the process of self-exploration and of identifying an issue that they care about and want to work on. It takes students through a process of identifying where they came from, of reflecting on their early tzedek memories that might have shaped them. The intent in this exercise is for students to become committed to the idea that in order to teach others to have commitments to social change, they need to do social change activities – or, if they see themselves as activists or committed to tzedek, they need to do something along those lines. Attribution: David Kasher and Beth Cousens