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Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof: American Jews and Social Justice

Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10:30-12:00

$90/75 for Members

Week Three: Anti-Poverty Work, Community Nutrition and Socioeconomic Justice: Morris Hillquit, Rebekah Kohut, Frances Stern and Emma Goldman

This class will familiarize participants with the work of American Jews who have “made a difference.”  We will discuss the writings of Jewish activists such as Clara Lemlich Shavelson, Stephen Wise, and Abraham Joshua Heschel and explore the ways in which traditional Jewish values, the Jewish historical experience, and trends in American society shaped their activism. These prominent figures, and others,  serve as inspiring role models for individuals and groups engaged in tikkun olam (repairing the world) even today.

Dr. Reena Sigman Friedman is associate professor of modern Jewish history at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, as well as adjunct associate professor at Gratz College.

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Event type:Lectures & Discussions