BJ Teen Executive Board Announces 2020-2021 Tzedek Project

As a Teen Executive Board, we have chosen the issue of Environmental Racism for our Tzedek Project. As young people watching and participating in the recent call for anti-racism, we wanted to combine this important work with our Judaism. Many of us expressed an interest in continuing the larger BJ community’s anti-racism work, and we spent much of the summer in discussions about more specific issues in the wider lens of racism. 

When it came time to pick a topic for our Tzedek Project, we felt that, as a board, the topic of Environmental Racism fit with our values as a teen community. We are currently working on a few different facets of this project. Our main goals include a partnership with the Jewish Youth Climate Movement, an education/awareness component, and events to promote productive conversation around the specifics of and ways to work on eradicating Environmental Racism. We are also in the process of choosing a related organization to raise funds for. 

Our first Tzedek Project Meetup will be on October 21st, and we’re excited for a night of planning, reflection, and action! To get involved, email Abigail Bromberger.

L’shalom,

The BJ Teen Executive Board

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The purpose of the BJ Teen Executive Board is to elevate and advocate for the BJ Teens and collaborate with the BJ Youth Educator with improvements to the BJ Teens Program. They strive to be role m...