On Sunday, May 20th, Pursue hosted its 4th annual Inside the Activists’ Studio (IAS) event in New York at the Elisabeth Irwin High School in the West Village. The event began with a panel discussion moderated by Tablet’s Sara Ivry. Following the panel, Pursuers participated in various social justice workshops and enjoyed art by Rachel Schragis. After a delicious dinner, the event closed with a performance featuring the evening’s emcee, Jenny Romaine. For a recap of the event, please click here.
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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 →