The Jewish Theological Seminary invites high school sophomores & juniors to participate in JustCity: A Precollege Program in Jewish Social Justice in New York City between June 30 - July 28, 2013. Participants will join students from around the country in deepening their Jewish identity while serving on social-justice projects in New York City this summer. Through on-the-ground service and top-notch classroom learning at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), they will have the chance to transform their passion for Jewish social justice into action.
Students live in the JTS residence halls and engage in Jewish text study with JTS faculty. Afternoons are devoted to service learning in the field, and evenings and weekends are spent further exploring New York City. Through JustCity, participants will build a network of peers committed to positive social change, participate in meaningful service with local nonprofits, and develop the leadership skills needed to make a difference in home communities.
Afternoons on the program are spent working on community-building projects around the city with organizations such as Hazon, Kids Creative, and Hurricane Sandy relief agencies. Through on-the-ground service, supervision, and training, participants will learn about poverty, homelessness, health issues, the environment, the elderly, children-and how to effect real change.
See the JustCity web page for more information and registration.