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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.
This activity gives students the opportunity to discuss in pairs and small groups their perspectives on the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews in the Jewish community. It also exposes students to the breadth of legitimate Jewish perspectives on this (or any) topic and on the richness of the Jewish interpretive tradition.We recommend that you begin by setting some ground rules with the group for respectful conversation.
Rabbinic Sources on Poverty
A range of biblical sources only
Browse through various texts on War and Peace in Judaism. There are some questions followed by each text. Feel free to discuss these questions, and also come up with your own questions to tackle and discuss.
This is one lesson from the Big Green Jewish Edible garden resource for Key Stage 2 (Late Elementary) (http://ow.ly/5T6t6). Fusing Jewish texts, secular curriculum and hands on gardening, this resource inspires young people to understand the process of producing fresh fruit and vegetables and encourages them to eat healthily and sustainably
From AJWS Education Model, "The Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic"
Walking in the ways of the Lord: The Universal Importance of Visiting the Sick