Our tradition teaches that, “You do not need to finish the work, but you are not free to desist from it” (Pirkei Avot 2:16). During this season of change, saying that we are navigating unprecedented times is an understatement. There is important work to be done, and we all have the opportunity to play our part and make a difference.

We must stretch ourselves to stand up for what we believe is just. We need to have the difficult conversations and listen to the wide spectrum of opinions and viewpoints. And it all needs to be done with compassion—for each other and for ourselves.

The following resources and opportunities have been compiled to help encourage connection and conversation amongst teens, parents and Jewish professionals.

Standing Up and Speaking Out

Engaging in the Conversation…Even When It’s Difficult

Connecting Advocacy to Judaism

Processing All the Things

We want to amplify your voice! Interested in sharing your thoughts or other resources? Join the conversation on Instagram or email Brett Lubarsky, director of the Jewish Teen Initiative at CJP, to learn more.

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