Every year our 10th (this year 11th as well) grade class has the unique opportunity to participate in the L'Taken Seminar for Social Justice – sponsored by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (www.rac.org) in Washington, DC. This year’s trip will be Friday, January 5 through Monday evening January 8, 2018.
We fly together on Friday afternoon, arriving in Washington in time to share Shabbat with hundreds of other Jewish teens from Reform synagogues across the country. We will leave on Monday afternoon after having spent the morning lobbying our local elected officials on Capitol Hill.
The L’Taken seminar is an amazing opportunity for our students and an important part of our educational program. It is substantively different from any other Washington, DC field trip that your child will have as a high school student.
The L’taken seminar brings together hundreds of Jewish teens to explore public policy and social activism through a Jewish lens. In addition, our teens will tour the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and participate in Havdalah services at the Jefferson Memorial.