Living the Legacy


Civil Rights and Social Justice Today

Unit 3 , Lesson 5

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

Civil Rights and Social Justice Today

Teacher resources: 

Jacobs, Rabbi Jill. "Non-Zero Sum: Helping Others and Ourselves," The Forward. March 10, 2010.

Jacobs, Rabbi Jill. There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2009. See also: Teachers Guide.

Keshet, an organization working for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life.

Resources for Jewish Service Learning:

Just Action and Panim

American Jewish World Service and On One Foot (an online database of Jewish texts on social justice)

Jewish Funds for Justice

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

The Center for Jewish Service Learning

Repair the World (includes a list of organizations doing immersive Jewish service learning)

Uri L'Tzedek

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

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