Jewish Social Justice: Theory and Practice
About the Course:What are Jews in the Bay area and beyond doing about food sustainability? free trade? economic justice? immigrants rights? international development?
“Jewish Social Justice: Theory and Practice” is an introduction to various social justice issues from a Jewish perspective. We will be learning about various social problems – from the local to the international. We will also be learning about some of the many organizations that are working to reduce inequality in our society from the organization's leading activists themselves.
This course is meant to expose students to issues of justice, and, especially, to empower them to do real work in the struggle for social justice. We are interested in both the theory and practice of social justice; therefore, for every issue that we study, we will also actually engage in actions that can make a difference.
We will also be learning about how Judaism figures into social justice. Students do not need to be Jewish to take this course, nor do we expect anyone to come into the class with previous knowledge of Jewish approaches to social justice. Towards the end of the semester, we will also be addressing interfaith social justice work.
How to Enroll:Class will be held at Berkeley Hillel, located on Bancroft at Piedmont.
Course Contact: jsj AT berkeleyhillel.org
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Scott Saul
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