This course will engage with the current case for reparations in America and delve into texts and traditions to better understand what Judaism says about our duty to intervene in cases of theft and wealth hoarding, and how we can repair our world.
Analyzing passages from Talmud, we will bring its ideas about retribution and reparations to the contemporary moment. Partnering with Kavod and Ujima, we will learn about current efforts to redistribute wealth and move toward organizing a community-constructed action project, which implements the outcomes of our learning in our local communities. Regardless of your previous familiarity with Jewish texts or organizing, enjoy meaningful discussion and dive into action!
When: Tuesdays, May 7, through June 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Private residence in Porter Square
Instructor: Alona Weimer
Alona Weimer is currently a JOIN for Justice Fellow organizing Boston-area Jews around racial justice. A graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in African and African American studies and legal studies, Alona loves linking her love for Torah and Jewish people with her commitment to intervening in systemic oppression.
This course is part of Open Circle Social Action, a Hebrew College adult learning program supported by CJP, which brings people together to learn about the importance of the practice of tikkun olam (repair the world), tzedek (justice) and tzedakah (charity) in Jewish tradition; work with community organizers in local advocacy organizations; and make a difference through a meaningful social action activity on a specific theme.+ More... - Less...
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