Please note: the People of the Book Club will not be meeting tonight. Stay tuned for details about our next book!
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Pursue is overjoyed to bring you Justice and Jewish Thought: Summer School!
What is Justice and Jewish Thought?
Justice and Jewish Thought is a city-wide study program comprised of multiple small groups meeting simultaneously across the city over the course of eight weeks. The groups engage with a challenging curriculum that explores how various oppressions – such as race, class, gender, sexual identity, and anti-Semitism – intersect with and affect our identities as Jews, our Jewish practices, and our social justice work. The course presents a unique opportunity to build community with a small group of committed people while sharpening your analysis related to social change.
This program is participant-led. There are no external experts or teachers. Participants take turns hosting in their homes and facilitating the group discussions. For most participants, this structure combined with the curriculum itself, are what make the program both unique and meaningful. Read more →
Join this year’s Pursue City Team for a community scavenger hunt where Jews from a diversity of backgrounds will investigate questions of how we define our Jewish identities, how they fit within our 21st consumerist culture, how we understand our impact on the world, both at home and abroad, and how we can remain true to ourselves as righteous people of the book. Are we reaching our full potential?
We’ll explore the zany maze of artifacts and memorabilia at the Brooklyn Flea, hunt for objects that resonate and remind us of our roots and our values, and after our search, we’ll come together at a local bar for an exciting discussion of how we remain true to our tradition while navigating the ever-changing world around us. Read more →
Giving doesn’t look like it used to. Our sense of community is evolving and expanding. We give globally as much as locally and the technology of giving has certainly gone beyond doling out coins.
Earlier this year, American Jewish World Service brought together talented designers nationwide to translate the concept of tzedakah - Judaism’s imperative to give to those in need – into compelling, relevant design. The Where Do You Give? National Design Competition challenged designers, artists and conceptual thinkers to create a 21st century icon inspired by the values and imagery of the traditional tzedakah box that reflects our increasingly interconnected, global and technologically accelerated world.
Join us on June 20 as we kick off a national exhibit of winning designs from the competition and celebrate a new movement toward thoughtful, imaginative and inspired giving.
Wednesday, June 20
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY
Speakers include Rebecca Stone, Karen Pittelman, Ryan Clifford. Facilitated by Sasha Feldstein. Read more →
Please join us for the next People of the Book Club! The discussion will be facilitated by Amarilys Estrella, AJWS program officer for the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Wednesday, June 6th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: AJWS 8th floor conference room, 45 West 36th St.
Who: The discussion will be facilitated by Amarilys Estrella, AJWS program officer for the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Special discount! RSVP for details about a 15% discount on the book at a local bookstore.
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