Governance & Leadership

Source Sheet

This source sheet will be used to have a conversation about the power that comes with leadership and the responsibility we have as Jews to engage in social justice, and the relationship between the two.
Jewish texts on taking a leadership role on social justice issues, adapted for eighth grade audience. Translations adapted from JPS, AJWS, Freeman, Mishael Zion, and Rabbis for Human Rights.
Texts related to the need to learn and understand before taking action, and yet action leads to needing to know more. Also text on why social justice is such a "Jewish" thing to do.
Torah on Life and Leadership
Lessons from Moses
Lessons from Moses on becoming an effective actor for social change. Appropriate for adult learners.
Texts on the Jewish imperative to lead and deal kindly with others, both Jews and non-Jews
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