Transformative Teshuvah: A High Holiday Resource For a More Just World

Created by The Avodah Institute for Social Change

This resource collection, useful for educators' own reflection and learning and for older students, contains a series of text studies, tools for reflection, artistic interpretations, and activities, created by a range of rabbis and Jewish educators, providing different pathways to explore the question: How do we turn towards change?

(from their introduction)
The previous year-and-a-half included seismic shifts in the ways we see, face, understand and discuss injustice. From the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to racial justice uprisings to threats to democracy to ongoing catastrophes of economic, climate, carceral, and housing injustice, we have seen even more deeply how all of those intersect. As we head towards the start of this new year, many of us are trying to find our way back to what feels like normal. But we have to remember, in the words of Sonya Renee Taylor, “Normal never was.”

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  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • After School and Beyond
  • Family Engagement
  • Congregational Learning
  • Teen Engagement