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Living the Legacy - Keyword: Jewish values

  • Group with "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor" sign
    Unit 1, Lesson 2

    Consider how Jewish experiences and values – in both conscious and unconscious ways – informed the actions of Jews in the Civil Rights Movement, and inform our own allegiances and behaviors.

  • Neo-Nazi demonstration
    Unit 1, Lesson 3

    Assume the roles of Southern Jews participating in a Temple board meeting on whether or not to support Northern Jewish activists staging a protest in town.

  • Image of Heather Booth and Fannie Lou Hamer
    Unit 2, Lesson 4

    Explore the role of community organizing, Jewish values, and moral conviction in the lives of young civil rights activists as you imagine yourself a participant in Mississippi Freedom Summer.

  • Central Conference of American Rabbis at the March on Washington
    Unit 2, Lesson 6

    Unpack the roles, motivations, and challenges of Southern and Northern rabbis during the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Marriage Equality
    Unit 3, Lesson 5

    Consider what contemporary civil rights and social justice issues matter to us today, and how Jews and African Americans determine their priorities and responsibilities to effect social change.

  • Seal of the National Women's Trade Union League
    Unit 1, Lesson 4

    Through the history of mutual aid societies, unions, and settlement houses, as well as contemporary organizations working for labor rights, consider the ways Jews have supported one another and also worked in solidarity with others to repair the world.

  • Boston Workmen's Circle Demonstration at Trader Joe's
    Unit 1, Lesson 8

    Explore contemporary Jewish labor campaigns on issues such as the living wage and the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, and analyze how and why Jewish organizations are advocating in solidarity with oppressed workers.

  • Federation of Jewish Farmers of America Convention Booklet
    Unit 1, Lesson 6

    Discover the little-known history of American Jewish farming and explore the contemporary resurgent Jewish interest in food justice. Analyze traditional and modern texts about Jewish values and food production and consumption, and design your own vision for how society should produce, distribute, and consume food.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Keyword: Jewish values." (Viewed on December 1, 2015) <>.


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