The Roswell Seminar for Social Justice

In cooperation with the Israel Religious Action Center of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism

May 22 – 26, 2017

The Seminar

The Social Justice Seminar is an intensive 10-day program run in cooperation with the Israel Religious Action Center of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism in which participants explore issues of religion and state in Israel, as well as socioeconomic issues, and engage in social action projects.

The seminar delves into the basis of the Jewish concern for a just society, then goes out into the streets of Jerusalem and Israel to turn that vision into a reality. Seminar participants will wrestle with the issues of religion and state, and debate what it means to be a Jewish country and a democracy at the same time. They will learn about the often hidden plight of the poor, the hungry and the homeless, going beyond the statistics to encounter the real people involved.

The seminar will offer creative ways to make a continuing difference while in Israel and back at home. Participants will meet and work together on social action projects with the staff and volunteers of the Israel Religious Action Center and other social service organizations.

Price: $750 (Including hotel, program and most meals. Not including airfare. Limited financial assistance available)

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Participation in the seminar is open to people who are active in their home communities in social action and tikkun olam. We are looking for people who want to increase their effectivness and broaden their awareness in the realm of social justice.


The Roswell Social Action Seminar in Israel creates opportunities for social justice activists to make informed decisions about injustice and inequality in Israeli society. The program offers partnerships with Israeli NGOs on the ground and teaches effective strategies developed in Israel for working with poverty, hunger, homelessness, the working poor, foreign workers and refugees.