This professional development immersive aims to expand the knowledge and the skills of Jewish professionals working with teenagers who provide transformative learning experiences for their students. This 8-session series will provide the framework, practical steps, and a little theory for creating engaging, meaningful, and mutually beneficial social justice learning experiences.

Avram Mandell, Founding Director of Tzedek America, will provide eight 90-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. Each powerful workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and models for youth professionals how to connect Jewish texts, traditions, and values for our teens. Workshops will include guest speakers and will invite participants to work in small groups outside of the class hours to deepen their learning.

In this series, we will:

  • Define the essential components for what makes a social justice program effective
  • Explore different ways to connect teens to meaningful service projects that make an impact
  • Connect Jewish teaching and tradition to developing of social justice curriculum and projects

The Service Learning Immersive is open only to 15–20 participants. Participants are expected to attend all 8 online sessions and will receive a Certificate of Completion from Jewish LearningWorks. Cost of the year-long immersive is $300, with an early bird price of $275 if registration is received by September 22, 2020. All trainings at Jewish LearningWorks are subsidized by our generous donors. To arrange a cost adjustment, please email