Adolescents around the world are harnessing the spirit of activism and taking on the challenging responsibility of putting their values into practice by advocating, rallying, and expressing their viewpoints. Jewish students are at the forefront of these change movements. As educators, we have the opportunity to use Jewish texts, stories, and values to further empower these young leaders in their activism. In this course, we will explore activism as it relates to issues that today’s teens face, and learn practical steps to implement as we encourage a spirit of activism grounded in Jewish values.
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be able to:
- Identify opportunities to integrate social justice/activism education into their teaching
- Explore contemporary secular issues through a Jewish lens, and teach their students to do the same
- Feel empowered in navigating the complexities of exploring hot-button issues in a pluralistic, safe learning environment