The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Tzedek Hillel Initiative seeks to pursue justice and transform communities. Weinberg Tzedek Hillel, an international public service effort sponsored by Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, is dedicated to transforming life on campus and in the community. Framed by the Jewish imperatives of tzedakah (righteousness), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness), and tikkun olam (repair of the world), Weinberg Tzedek Hillel engages and empowers students in meaningful public service and encourages creative thinking when addressing social justice issues. In the process of bringing about meaningful social change, participants grow intellectually and spiritually. Tzedek How-to Guide
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version 4.0 or higher.]"Making the CASE"
Weinberg Tzedek Hillel developed the CASE methodology as a framework for pursuing meaningful public service. Hillel understands that there are four essential components tomeaningful public service. "Making the CASE"
(PDF File 27Kb) is an overview of the program components that each Weinberg Tzedek Hillel is asked to integrate into programming. The four components are:
- Community Partnerships - Community partnerships are essential for Hillel to broaden the scope of its work.
- Advocacy - Public service involves the responsibility of educating and informing participants about social issues and the complexities surrounding them.
- Service - Participation in meaningful, direct-service activities provides powerful experiences for students.
- Education - Meaningful Jewish learning experiences allow students to make the connection between being a responsible citizen and being a responsible Jew.
Tzedek Hillel, launched in the fall of 1999, was established with the generous support of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Renamed Weinberg Tzedek Hillel in 2004 in recognition of an endowment gift from the The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Weinberg Tzedek Hillel has received generous additional support from the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Inc., Repair the World Sol Goldman Charitable Trust, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and other philanthropists committed to strengthening the Jewish future.
For more information contact Michelle Lackie, Director, Weinberg Tzedek Hillel.
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