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Be an Upstander: A Jewish Perspective on Racism
February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
An opportunity for a unique BJEP@Home Sunday….
We are so fortunate to welcome a special guest teacher Billy Planer who founded Etgar 36 in 2003 as a social justice summer program for Jewish teens.
Join us to learn and see BJEP’s Jewish learning program in action.
- 10 a.m.: Welcome and introduction
- 10:10-11:20 a.m.: Age-appropriate conversation with guest Billy Planer and BJEP@Home teachers (first through fourth graders, and fifth through seventh graders/teens)
- 11:20 a.m: Closing songs
- 11:30 a.m.: Program ends
Etgar 36 offers summer trips for students to engage in uncomfortable conversations with multiple sides of social issues to develop their opinion and voice. Since 2004, 28,000 adults, teens, and schools have participated in Etgar 36’s 3-day Civil Rights journeys to the American South to engage with Civil Rights history, learn strategies to create change, and apply them to current issues. Billy, Director of Etgar 36, has 20 years’ experience educating youth groups, with a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling. Learn more about the Etgar 36 program in this 2019 NY Times article.
We are grateful to the Waltham Cultural Council for a grant that made this program possible.