Social Justice as a Spiritual Practice
Tuesday nights, 6:15 - 7:45 PM

Ever feel like those photos you took on your spring break to Ghana had greater implications than you got to discuss? How has Jewish tradition grappled with the need to assist those in need? How do we navigate the seemingly unlimited opportunities available to make a difference in today’s world? Sometimes it feels like our socially aware, postmodern beliefs are completely distinct from our Jewish identities. In this seminar, we seek to cultivate thoughtful discussion and radically honest reflection about the intersection of Judaism and social justice.

Educators

MIRIAM LIEBMAN ml5220@nyu.edu

MIRIAM LIEBMAN

ml5220@nyu.edu

ARIELLE BRAUDE arielle.braude@nyu.edu

ARIELLE BRAUDE

arielle.braude@nyu.edu

Syllabus

Week 1 - How Big is Your Story? - February 7

Week 2 - A Beloved Community February 14

Week 3 - Rest as a Form of Activism February 21

Week 4 - Can love make a difference? - February 28

Week 5 - #privilege - March 7

Week 6 - When do we "pass"? March 21

Week 7 - Does them vs. we exist? - March 28

Week 8 - Judaism seems to say _, but I feel _. - April 4

Week 9 - Intersectionality - April 25

Week 10 - What Next? - May 2

 

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