Tikkun Chicago: Anshe Emet High School

Avodah's Tikkun Olam: Our Turn

Sunday Afternoons | Anshe Emet Synagogue
12:00 PM Lunch | 12:30 PM Course Begins

October 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11 18

Educators: Liz Jones, Justice Ambassador, Avodah | Rabbi Michael Siegel, Senior Rabbi, Anshe Emet Synagogue.

Tikkun Olam: Our Turn is a game-changing curriculum that introduces teens to the idea that injustice--and the solutions to it--are systemic. Over the course of six sessions, teens explore issues that are important to them, study the root causes of those issues, explore the solutions that can create change and find their role in that work. It’s designed as a cohort experience, so that students can support and learn from each other, creating a community that engages deeply in the complexities of social justice, working toward a better world.

For the Sake of Justice: Understanding Israel Through Its Supreme Court

Wednesday Evenings | Online Conference Course
8:00 PM 

December 5, 12, 19, January 9, 16, 23, 30

Educator: Jessica Kaz, Teen Educator and Teacher at The Joseph and Belle Braun Anshe Emet Religious School.

How does the legal system work in Israel? How are the courts different than the ones here at home? How has the Supreme Court responded to the challenges of modern Israeli life? Through seven online learning sessions participants will understand that Israel’s identity as a Jewish and Democratic state gives rise to diverse and complex elements in the social, civil, political, and religious spheres. By comparing these elements to the United States, students will learn how each country addresses certain cases and what values stand behind their courses of action.

The View From Sinai: Leadership Through Our Sacred Text

Saturday Afternoons (following Kiddush Lunch, which all students are invited to) | Anshe Emet Synagogue
1:00 - 2:00 PM

February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9

Educators: Tamar Cytryn, Director of Judaic Studies and Campus Life, Chicago Jewish Day School’s | Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould and Rabbi David Russo, Rabbis, Anshe Emet Synagogue.

How did our ancestors guide others? What traits made them great leaders? How might their example guide us today? In this text study class, students will encounter sacred Jewish text in partners (chavruta) and as a group. The Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) will be mined for stories of exemplary leaders, with students taking a deep dive into learning the ancient stories and applying them to their personal lives.

Drawing From Within: Art and Ritual

Thursday Evenings | Anshe Emet Synagogue
6:00 PM Dinner | 7:00 PM Course Begins

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11

Educator: Rachel Singer, Senior Arts Educator and Instructor of Painting, Dance, Theatre.

Calling all artists: create your own tallit, Havdalah kit, and Shabbat kit through silk painting, candle making and more! In this class teens will explore the use of ritual objects in Judaism and will create their own ritual items. You will learn how to integrate your personal story with ancient Jewish ritual.  Come create art with us and personalize your own set of Jewish items to celebrate with. 

Costs Per Course:
$60 - Members  | $75 - Non-Members of Anshe Emet
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Contact Youth & Young Adult Director,
Samantha Isenstein: (773) 868-5116 | [email protected]