In a world that so often highlights hate, JCUA wants to spread love this Valentine’s Day by lifting up the young folks that bring joy to our justice work. Every year our Or Tzedek teen program is filled with passionate young adults dedicated to Jewish social justice.
Check out these 4 reasons you will love Or Tzedek and sign up today! Early bird tuition ends March 1 so register soon to take advantage of the discount.
Or Tzedek is a testament to how much bonding can happen in the span of only 12 days! Teens engage in true communal living, cooking together, creating shared values together, processing difficult moments together, and having fun together!
2. DO JUDAISM YOUR WAY
Or Tzedek teens bring all kinds of relationships to Judaism they each come from different denominations and traditions, practices, histories, and feelings about their faith. We support and affirm every teen’s perspective, and focus our practice on questioning and exploring, led and facilitated by teens themselves.
3. BUILD THE SKILLS YOU NEED
Or Tzedek is a unique program that combines the community of a summer camp with the knowledge-rich curriculum of a class – if your class was outside with real people taking real action! Or Tzedek teens come away with strong leadership skills and go on to organize campaigns, launch community groups, and pave the road to justice at college and beyond.
4. INVESTIGATE CHICAGO
Garfield Park, Uptown, South Loop. Music in the Park. 31st street beach. Second City. From getting your hands dirty on the only organic farm in the city limits, to lighting the Havdalah candle at the Buckingham fountain, to attending a local youth poetry slam night, Or Tzedek teens learn about the landscape, resources, and people that make Chicago what it is today.