Living Justly and Bringing Justice to All
The Jewish concept of justice dates back to the Hebrew Scriptures, not just as a passive theme, but as a dynamic way of life. This class will explore the intersection of Jewish identity and American values from the Jewish American immigrant experience to the present day. Students will explore the participation and contributions of Jews to the following areas of American life: social justice, civil rights, the labor movement, women’s rights, Jews in local, regional and national government, the Jewish lobby. As a central component of curriculum, we are looking forward to participating in the L’Taken high school leadership program at the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC January 7-10, 2022. There, students will have the opportunity to become part of the political process by learning about and lobbying key decision-makers on Capitol Hill on issues of concern to us as Americans and as Jews.
This track is open for students in grades 9-12
Location: Congregation B’nai Torah, Sudbury
Tuesday, November 2)
Tuesday, November 16
Tuesday, November 30
Tuesday, December 7
Tuesday, December 14
Tuesday, January 4
DC Seminar: January 7-10
Track Leader: Rabbi Lisa Eiduson
A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Rabbi Eiduson received her BA in Religion and Jewish Studies in 1986 from Boston University where she studied with Elie Wiesel. Following rabbinic ordination in 1992 from HUC-JIR in Cincinnati, Rabbi Eiduson went on to serve Reform congregations in Cincinnati, Ohio, Buffalo, New York and Cleveland, Ohio….