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Or Tzedek Summer 2015

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"Or Tzedek guided me in mingling my passion for social justice with my Jewish identity. My obligation as a Jew to heal the world around me has never been so clear."  

-- Leora, 2015 Session 1 Participant

Session 1: Wednesday, June 15 - Sunday, June 26
Session 2: Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, August 7

This summer, in each of our two sessions, Or Tzedek teens built meaningful relationships, engaged with Jewish texts and traditions, explored social justice campaigns in Chicago, and took action for a more just city. From participating in workshops on identity, privilege and systemic oppression, to advocating to the president of the Illinois State Senate for the Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights, from leading a prayer vigil in support of the Trauma Care Campaign to celebrating two Shabbatot, the teens' energy and curiosity for social justice were inspiring.

In each session, teens started Or Tzedek as individuals and left, 10 days later, as a community. The summer flew by, and we can’t wait to see these teens again at future Or Tzedek and JCUA programs!

► Read more about Session 1 and Session 2

► Learn more about Summer Programming

► Learn more about Or Tzedek's Year Round Programs



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 Questions? Please contact:

Deborah Goldberg
Coordinator of Teen Programs
312.663.0960 ext. 124

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
Phone: 312.663.0960  |  Fax: 312.663.5305

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