Poverty

Source Sheet

From the Sources is designed by AJWS to facilitate holiday text study around issues of social justice. We invite you to engage in the texts and use them in your community to teach and take action.
This source sheet explores Jewish responses to disaster. It uses modern and ancient texts to encourage taking action to respond to the January, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This source sheet could be tailored to a discussion around a different disaster, as well.
Obligations that go beyond just helping those in need.
We know how important it is to feed food to those who do not have any, but what else can we/are we feeding them? Taught to the volunteers of the BJ Thursday lunch program.
Text study to go along with dedicating a community garden
Text Study connecting themes of Shavuot to food aid.
A text study for Shavuot exploring the extent of our obligations to respond to the needs of others.
This source sheet is inspired by a session taught by Micah Odenheimer, founder of Tevel B'Tzedek. Whilst we often find inspiration from overarching Jewish values for our pursuit of Justice, this example highlights how sometimes Jewish sources can offer very practical and specific guidance for addressing injustice and serves as a useful stimulus for discussion.
This is for a 7th grade unit on poverty.
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