These texts are going to be the basis for a discussion in a seventh and eighth grade Jewish ethics class.
Some introductory texts that help frame some of the principle questions about our approach to Jewish Social Action.
When we work to create a socially just society, how do we balance our own needs with those of others? How do we balance the needs of different individuals or groups? Are there considerations for who should be given preference?
Exploring miracles through Jewish text
Our obligations to help our fellow man and the importance of passing traditions through the generations
March 17, 2011 Staff Study
March 17, 2011 Staff Study
Texts in preparation for a visit to work at a food pantry.
Using small group work and class discussion, students will learn about basic community organizing principles and apply them to issues they want to address in their own lives.You may want to open with the “Leadership Shuffle” exercise at the beginning of this unit.
The Beit Midrash is designed to represent five different perspectives on how Judaism and Jewish communities understand homosexuality and the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews in the community. This activity gives participants the opportunity to examine texts from multiple Jewish sources that have been used to argue different perspectives on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender inclusion in Jewish community. Jewish text quotes are paired with quotes from educators and individuals from the film Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School.