KEREN MACHAR: The Fund for Tomorrow

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Jonathan Spira-Savett

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education; Social conditions

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

Type: Newsletter

Coverage: United States


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.