- High school students this year will participate in a 4-day L'Taken Social Justice Program in Washington DC from Feb. 28 - March 2, 2020.
- They will also meet twice-monthly on Shabbat mornings (10 - 12:30), engaging in thoughtful exploration on current issues important to them and our whole community.
At L’Taken, teens from across North America converge on Washington, DC for four days of advocacy and action.
Students spend the weekend learning about major social justice issues and the Jewish values that inform our advocacy, culminating on Monday when everyone heads to Capitol Hill to lobby their representatives in Congress on an issue of their choice.
In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), CBST teens will have the opportunity to apply Jewish perspectives and mobilize around issues like reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, climate change, Israel, health care, and more. They will spend time meeting new people, exploring Washington, DC, and traveling to Capitol Hill to make their voices heard!
For CBST teens, this is an especially exciting opportunity...
Before CBST's Senior Rabbi Kleinbaum came to CBST, she piloted this program (which was later called L'Taken) at the RAC. She designed it to grow young Jewish adults’ social and political consciousness, to help them understand how our government works, and to take thoughtful and empowered roles in their government and their society.
Twice Monthly on Shabbat
October 12 and 26, 2019
November 9 and 23, 2019
December 7 and 14, 2019
January 11 and 25, 2020
February 8 and 22, 2020
March 14 and 28, 2020
April 11, 2020
May 9 and 16, 2020
June 13 and 27, 2020
Schedule of family holiday celebrations and social action service days TBA summer 2019
Pay Tuition Online - Early Bird, extended to July 7th
(tuition includes twice monthly Shabbat sessions and L'Taken trip: all RAC workshops, museum fees, all meals, and all transporation: trains NY-DC-NY and to/from all trip locations.)