Search results for: Social justice
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“But Girls Can Do that Too”: Discussing Gender Equality with Children in a Progressive Jewish Context
This study is a qualitative project which took place with six elementary-aged children in a progressive Jewish education program. The children took photos around their synagogue of items related to gender. The children chose their favorite photos, then explained and discussed the photos with their peers. All explanations and discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and inductively analyzed. Results emphasize the importance of providing opportunities for children to voice their opinions on social-justice related constructs like gender equality. The results also speak to the role of institutions such as synagogues as environments where children develop their beliefs about gender.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2020
IsraAID’s new educational resources focus on engaging students with broad principles of global humanitarianism, encouraging teens and young adults to think deeply about their obligation to their fellow man. Designed by Israel’s leading experts in humanitarian aid, the two programs utilize digital media, facilitated discussion, and experiential activities, highlighting IsraAID’s vital global work to engage students with principles of Tikkun Olam and social justice. Participants will broaden their knowledge of current events, as well as their understanding of their own individual place in society and ability to effect change.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2019
Holocaust Education as a Path to Prepare Preservice Social Studies Teachers to Be Social Justice Educators
What lessons does Holocaust education hold for preservice teachers and how does Holocaust education aid their growth as social justice educators? In this qualitative teacher research study we attempt to answer these questions by analyzing the coursework and reflections of 16 social studies preservice teachers (PSTs) as they completed an in-depth study of the Holocaust through historical research, field trips, and reading young adult literature, and designed creative and engaging lessons to teach the Holocaust to secondary social studies students (grades 6-12).
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018
A special Passover supplement to spur challenging and meaningful conversations on racial justice is now available from Repair the World and the Jewish Multiracial Network. Tweaking the tradition of four sons asking loaded questions and receiving answers in kind, “The Four People” are each on their own racial justice journey and ask questions reflecting their multiple perspectives, various backgrounds, different races, and different ages.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
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
Since the release of the Pew study in 2013, there has been much hand-wringing in the Jewish community, with some calling this, again, a time of crisis. There is fear of increasing rates of assimilation and growing disaffiliation from traditional institutions. This was especially apparent in the recent statement, Strategic Directions for Jewish Life: A Call to Action, signed by many respected colleagues. We do not accept this doom and gloom picture of a dying Jewish community, and we think the analysis and recommendations in the document are too limited. As leaders of Jewish social justice initiatives, we see instead an incredibly exciting moment in Jewish life, in which Jews of all generations are experimenting with new modes of practice, diving into learning, creating new Jewish cultural expressions, and drawing on Jewish wisdom and our Jewish traditions to inspire engagement with the world. Rather than mourning the changes in modes of affiliation, we should celebrate this moment and determine how the many different parts of our community might respond expansively and creatively. We want more new voices at the table and more ideas for next steps to be shared.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2015
The Alliance for Global Good, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation , and Pears Foundation are partnering to launch OLAM, a shared platform to promote global Jewish service — volunteering and service learning, international development, and social justice advocacy — in order to support communities in need around the world. OLAM will serve as a field - building resource, championing, coordinating and educating for the benefit of existing organizations, practitioners, and volunteers. It will expand the global Jewish community’s awareness and philanthropic support of these fields; build and strengthen practitioner networks to facilitate sharing knowledge and best practices; and grow the number of volunteers and practitioners and direct them to Jewish opportunities for involvement around the globe.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2015
The Alliance for Global Good, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and Pears Foundation are partnering to launch OLAM, a shared platform to promote global Jewish service – volunteering and service learning, international development, and social justice advocacy – in order to support communities in need around the world. OLAM will serve as a field-building resource, championing, coordinating and educating for the benefit of existing organizations, practitioners, and volunteers. It will expand the global Jewish community’s awareness and philanthropic support of these fields; build and strengthen practitioner networks to facilitate sharing knowledge and best practices; and grow the number of volunteers and practitioners and direct them to Jewish opportunities for involvement around the globe.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2015
Leadership for Equity and Social Justice in Arab and Jewish Schools in Israel: Leadership Trajectories and Pedagogical Praxis
The research investigated how principals in Israel’s Jewish and Arab school systems perceive and practice their role in promoting equitable education to bridge socio-economic and pedagogic gaps. It asked how Jewish and Arab principals understand the concept of social justice and what they do in order to promote social justice reality in their schools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 Arab and Jewish principals. Analysis of interviews indicated that Israeli education policy perpetuates ethnic and social gaps. The principals reported different personal trajectories that shaped their perceptions of social and described strategies used to promote social justice.
Updated: Mar. 10, 2015
It’s a simple recipe: get together with friends on campus, bake and sell challah, and donate the proceeds to a meaningful cause. Through Challah for Hunger (CfH), thousands of student volunteers gather to continue the centuries-old tradition of baking challah and engaging in social justice work. Launched in 2004 as a small initiative on one college campus,today, leaders at CfH’s 68 university chapters worldwide provide fellow students with low-barrierto-entry service opportunities that deepen their connections with the Jewish community.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2015