What is Jewish about Social Justice? A Collection of Resources
Social justice has been a pillar of Jewish tradition, history, and culture for thousands of years. Understanding the various ways that social justice is Jewish is complex and exciting. The resources below provide introductory perspectives on Jewish social justice. They are good starting points for anyone trying to understand the basic definitions of Jewish social justice.
What’s Jewish About Social Justice? -- a four-hour curriculum from Avodah, created for their Service Corps Members
Jewish Articulations of Social Justice -- a compilation of texts that describe 7 articulations of Jewish social justice, created by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, for their Selah Leadership Program
Hineni ("Here I Am") -- a video showcasing the Jewish imperative for justice, through a speech from President Barack Obama, created by the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
How Not to be a Shmuck: A Two-Part Guide to Behavior When Serving -- a discussion guide from Repair the World
Jewish Social Justice Beit Midrash -- source sheet from Repair the World for defining Jewish social justice
What’s Jewish About Justice? -- table tent signs created by Jewish Funds for Justice, posted on the Jewish Women’s Archive
What is the Jewish Social Justice Sector?
The following resources describe the history and context of the Jewish social justice sector:
[Coming Soon!] History of Jewish Social Justice in 20th Century America - an online presentation (prezi) of the history of our sector, created by the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable