"In Pursuit of Justice" Case Study Discussed by AJWS Alumni


Monday, February 21, 2011 (All day)


Baltimore, MD, USA
Pluralism Project Research Director Ellie Pierce worked with American Jewish World Service (AJWS) to collaboratively develop a case study for rabbinical students and rabbis. This case, “In Pursuit of Justice,” explores the resistance faced by a young rabbi who wants to refine her synagogue’s mitzvah program to be more in line with the social justice ethos of the congregation. This case was used in a session at the recent AJWS Rabbinical Students’ Delegation (RSD) Alumni Institute, held in Baltimore, Maryland, February 20-23, 2011 on the theme, Leveraging Our Power. RSD alumni have previously traveled with AJWS in delegations to the developing world, where they live and work with grassroots partners for a period of two weeks, grappling with “Jewish texts and theology in order to make sense of the struggles for social justice and human rights. Upon return, they work together, as part of the [RSD Alumni Network], to bring a sophisticated understanding of global citizenship to their communities.” If you’d like to use this case in your own teaching, please contact education@ajws.org.