Skip to main content

ICJW Bea Zucker Online Social Justice Course

Feminist Social Action-Based Inspiration for Jewish Interpersonal Ethics

The new (2017) Bea Zucker Online Social Justice Course explains Torah ideas that can lead to and inspire action, based on ICJW’s policy and programming priorities . The course is written by  Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, Ph.D.

The course seeks to engage with relevant and inspiring materials that connect current feminist fieldwork in areas such as trafficking, women’s health, aging, equal pay, etc. as well as general  issues, such as the environment, interfaith encounters, and human rights, to Jewish tradition and ritual. The series will empower people to observe a Jewish lifestyle with passionate commitment to feminist social justice and action. 

session 1: “Hearing Her Cry: A Women’s Response to the Refugee Crisis”.

Click on these links to download these 4 study units for this course:

Unit 1) Gender Based Violence and the Unique Plight of Women

Unit 2) Demographic Fear and the Refugee Crisis

Unit 3) The ISIS Trojan Horse

Unit 4) Women Hear the Cry (including suggestions for action)

Introduction in Spanish:  Acción Social de la Mujer Basada en la Etica Interpersonal Judía

Capítulo 1)  Violencia de Género y la Apremiante Situación de la Mujer

Capítulo 2)  El Temor Demográfico y la Crísis de los Refugiados

Capítulo 3)  El Caballo de Troya de ISIS

Capítulo 4)  Mujer,  escucha el Clamor.  (incluye sugerencias de actividades)

SESSION 2:  Prostitution & Human Trafficking – A Feminist Jewish Perspective"  

Click on these links to download the study units for this course in English and Spanish:

Unit 1) Tamar & the Timeless Characteristics of Prostitution

Capítulo 1)  Tamar y las Eternas Características de la Prostitución

Unit 2) The Human Trafficking Ecosystem & the 10 Commandments

Capitulo 2) El Ecosistema del Tráfico de Personas y los Diez Mandamientos

Unit 3)  Sexual Abuse & Prostitution: A Symbiotic Relationship

Capitulo 3) Abuso Sexual y Prostitución: Una Relación Simbiótica 

Unit 4) The Abolitionist Model: Prostituted Women as Victims