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Monday, February 16 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue: Social Justice and Jewish Engagement—Opportunities and Obstacles

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Justice is a hallmark of the Jewish people. Today, many organizations are using models of social justice learning and activism to connect to under-engaged Jews. Using food justice as our activism model, we will discuss both successes and challenges faced in using social justice as a primary organizing tool.

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Steven M. Cohen

Steven M. Cohen is a professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College, director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. He co-authored The Jew Within and Two Worlds of Judaism: The Israeli and American Experiences, and has taught at Yale, Brandeis, Queens College, the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Hebrew... Read More →
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Amichai Lau Lavie

Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founding director of Storahtelling, Inc. and the spiritual leader of Lab/Shul. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performer, he is currently a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Amichai was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel (2008-2009), is a consultant to the Reboot Network and a member of the URJ Faculty Team. He is Abba to Alice, Ezra, and Charlotte-Hallel.
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Ann Toback

Ann Toback is the Executive Director of the Workmen’s Circle. Since June of 2008 she has led the Workmen’s Circle through a reboot process, resulting in a new Jewish learning-based mission rooted in intergenerational learning, cultural celebration, and progressive activism. Since then, the Workmen’s Circle has launched a growing network of Jewish cultural complementary schools, which attract many different kinds of families seeking... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
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