Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue: Advocacy, Activism & Jewish Teens (GR 7+)

Young adults across the world are harnessing the spirit of activism, and are taking on the challenging responsibility of putting their values into practice by advocating, rallying, & spreading their views. Jewish students are at the forefront of these movements, and as educators, we have the opportunity to use Jewish texts, stories, & values to empower these young leaders in their activism.

In this class, taught from a pluralistic perspective, we will explore activism as it relates to secular & Jewish issues. Participants will learn practical steps that educators can take to harness the spirit of activism among our students, & to provide Jewish support/grounding for those who are already advocating.