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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Jonathan Spira-Savett

Series: KEREN MACH"AR newsletter, Spring 2006

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Curriculum)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: Jewish Education; Youth Engagement; Social Justice; Values

Type: Newsletter

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The author describes KEREN MACH"AR - a set of programs that involves Jewish teens in study and work about poverty in America. Students develop a more sophisticated understanding not only of poverty, but also of the various public and private actors involved in combating it. Experiences are framed by a curriculum that weaves together Jewish texts, foundations of American thought, and personal reflection on politics and money.