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Monday, February 18 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Jewish Culture and Social Justice Activism: The Workmen’s Circle’s New Learning Movement

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Traditions and values of cultural Judaism connect us to the past and propel us into the future. The Workmen’s Circle is building a national network of learning centers to serve diverse populations seeking secular paths to transformative Jewish and social justice activism. This new learning movement celebrates secular Judaism as a lens to educate and inspire learners of all ages. How can school structures, community organizing, and curricular scaffolds become sustainable, adaptable models?

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Kate O'Brien

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
Kate O’Brien, MA, is the Director of Education, Innovation, and Organizing at The Workmen’s Circle. Building on her vision of three pillars of Jewish education (Imagination. Relationships. Action.), Kate’s mission is to build intergenerational Jewish cultural schools that connect children and adults to their heritage and that teach them how their secular Jewish progressive values inform their social justice activism. The Workmen’s... Read More →

Monday February 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:30pm
Ballroom A ballroom level