Looking for guidance in how to stand up for issues you care about? Want a program to run with your youth group? For over twenty years, The BBYO Panim Institute has offered rich educational resources on contemporary issues with a Jewish perspective.
I’ve raised money and done service project, but want to take things to a different level. What is advocacy? How can I do it effectively while I’m still in high school?
- How do you define service?
Different people think about service in different ways. This worksheet helps you think through what kinds of service is important to you and how you can speak about it in Jewish terms.
- Just: Judaism. Action. Social Change.
Just is not just a book, not just a curriculum, not just a resource guide, and not just a “how to” manual for implementing social justice initiatives. What we present in this ground-breaking curriculum is a set of textual resources, discussion questions, and planning exercises related to social action and community service.
- Poverty in America
This four page issue guide serves as an overview of poverty in America, including vital statistics and perspectives as well as Jewish teachings, values, and texts on our responsibilities to the poor.
- Jewish Values Matrix
One of Panim’s most widely-used resources among educators, the Jewish Values Matrix is a unique list of 38 Jewish values which provides a systematic approach to value decision-making related to contemporary issues.
- Passover and Leadership
What does it mean to be a leader? Is it ever alright to break the law to stand up for what’s right? The story of the Exodus provides some guidance about being a leader in a difficult situation.