Havayah Goes To Washington!
Are you ready to change the world? Then get excited for the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar! In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), you will have the opportunity to impact our political process as you share your views on social justice topics with decision-makers on Capitol Hill. L'Taken is an intensive four-day study kallah in Washington, DC, focusing on Jewish values and social justice. This unique Washington opportunity enables students to hear from experts both inside and outside the Jewish community. Every L'Taken Seminar engages participants in:
Torah - Jewish Learning
Learning Jewish social justice values, the legislative process, and the political and the social reality we need to transform.
Avodah - Prayer
Connecting holiness and justice through creative worship services.
Gemilut Chasadim - Action
Going to Capitol Hill and discussing the issues they have just studied by lobbying their Senators' and Representatives' offices on the issues they have just studied.
Each seminar also includes an opportunity for students to take advantage of the vast opportunities available in our nation’s Capitol by visiting the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Smithsonian National Mall and celebrating Havdalah at the Jefferson Memorial. And, all the while, you will have the chance to meet and mingle with Reform Jewish teens from across the United States, all of whom are in Washington D.C. for the same reason that you are—to pursue tikkun olam.
All participants in this trip must attend two preparatory sessions, on February 14 and February 28. These sessions will help teens connect and prepare for the trip.
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Who's Going: This trip is offered bi-annually for TBE teens in grades 11 and 12! Teens who participate in The Justice League are strongly encouraged to go on this trip.
Dates: Friday, March 3 - Monday, March 6, 2016. Participants will need to miss school on Friday and Monday. Hannah will be happy to provide a letter to your school detailing the educational content of the Seminar.
Accommodations: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria VA.
Travel Plans: We will be flying into Reagan National Airport and taking private bus transportation while in DC.
Chaperones: Members of the TBE Youth Team.
Cost: $450/participant, plus airfare (to be assessed separately; we will get a group rate). Program fees include a three night stay in the hotel, all program materials, three breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner. Participants will need an estimated $50 for spending money throughout the weekend, and will be responsible for any bag check fees.
Registration Deadline: December 15. To register, email Sandy, who will provide you with the registration forms and information that we need. Registration will not be considered complete until all forms are filled out, and until TBE has received an initial check for $450.
Contacts: Hannah Richman and Sandy Aronson