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On1Foot can help you easily create source sheets of Jewish texts on a variety of social justice issues. [Their name is an homage to the famous story of Hillel, in which Hillel guides a student who is looking to learn the entire Torah very efficiently, while standing on one foot.] On1Foot has a robust library of Jewish texts, including a large number of commentaries from the American Jewish World Service. You can find texts about many different social justice topics, including civil rights, the environment, tikkun olam, poverty and immigration, to name just a few. You can also specify the types of Jewish texts you are looking for like rabbinic, biblical or modern and whether you are searching for prayers, commentaries or stories.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2017
Tikkun Olam are two deeply meaningful Hebrew words which literally translate to “repair the world.” It is a core value of Jewish culture, and is manifesting itself in a beautiful and modern way this week in the city of Nazareth, Northern Israel. For a non-stop 72 hours that began yesterday, a 3D printing “Make-A-Thon” similar to Hack-A-Thons is underway; one where 120 of the top designers, engineers and makers from Israel and the world are bringing customized assistance to those with physical disabilities. It is an open-sourced event with hopes to make a huge impact to those who need help the most.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2014
BBYO’s Stand UP initiative empowers teens to identify a cause that inspires them, and develop their own campaign to affect positive change in their local and global community. It is a grassroots movement of Jewish teens across the globe to take action and tackle the issues and causes they care about most. It empowers a generation of young Jewish leaders who are self-aware and motivated to become agents of change within and beyond the Jewish community.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
Facing History And Ourselves Jewish Schools Partner Project: A Pilot Program Fostering Tikkun Olam in American Jewish Day Schools
A report on a pilot project in which 'Facing History and Ourselves' used its understanding of history to open up students in eight Jewish day schools to the notion of expanding their circles of caring.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
In the first part of this article, the author makes a case for why Jewish environmental education should be an important part of Jewish education. The second part of the article explores what organizations are currently providing resources and training to empower Jewish educators to teach this topic. The third part of the article provides an example of a Jewish environmental teaching, on the topic of reuse of resources.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
The Winter, 2013 issue of the Lookstein Center's Jewish Educational Leadership of Jewish Educational Leadership explores 'Tikkun Olam'. It seeks to explore the question of, “How can I make tikkun olam Jewish?”
Updated: Apr. 09, 2013
What is the nature of community service as implemented by middle school students in Modern Orthodox Jewish day schools in the United States? The data and conclusions in this article are based on the author's 2011 doctoral dissertation titled “Civic Engagement as an Outcome of Jewish Modern Orthodox Middle School Community Service/Service-Learning Programs.”
Updated: Apr. 09, 2013
Areyvut is currently seeking high school and college interns for Summer 2010. The internship program will run from June 7 through July 23 with the option to stay on after the completion of the program. The program will take place in the Areyvut office located in Bergenfield, NJ. Schedule accommodations for high school students and others will be made as needed.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2010
iT.O.P. offers students opportunities to become acquainted with outstanding models of chessed projects developed in Israel through interactive experiences. These not only enhance students’ understanding of Jewish values and of Israeli society but also have a lasting impact on their lives. JETS provides inspirational sessions via video conferencing for students participating in their Israel Tikkun Olam Program. iT.O.P. is a live, interactive program that focuses on Values Education, Global Citizenship, Social Cohesion and Israel Education.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2010
The Hebrew month of Heshvan – October 19-November 17, 2009 – has been declared Jewish Social Action Month. Whether you call it Tikkun Olam, social action, chesed, join thousands of Jewish organizations and individuals around the world of all backgrounds and affiliations for a month of unity through social action. Volunteer with children, rally for Darfur, clean up a river, feed the homeless, raise money for Sderot, paint a mural – or do whatever you are passionate about.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2009