Racial Justice Experience
- Field of Interest:
- Education, Experiential Education
Founded in 2014, Tzedek America’s mission is to transform lives, strengthen Jewish identity, and change the world through immersive social justice-oriented experiences for youth. It offers in-person one to seven-day service-learning travel experiences as well as custom-curated virtual programming for students at synagogue religious schools and Jewish Day Schools. Prior to the pandemic, it worked with 2,000 students (ages 11 – 18) each year, and during the pandemic it worked with up to 500 students a month through its various programs.
To expand Tzedek America’s social and racial justice programming to additional synagogues and/or day schools, engaging hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students. The program aims to increase knowledge and awareness of systemic racism among Jewish students in Los Angeles and help them better understand the connection between Jewish wisdom, tikkun olam, and racial justice.