Social Justice (Tzedek)

We are committed to tzedek, working toward social justice, as a core Jewish value. Students and staff look for opportunities to have an impact on our campus, through partnerships with Goucher’s Community-Based Learning office and other student clubs; in our local community, through partnerships with organizations like Jewish Volunteer Connection, Repair the World, and Jews United for Justice; and around the country and the world, through advocacy, service, and philanthropy. Examples of tzedek activities have included campus-based fundraising for the Israel-based foundation Save a Child’s Heart, interfaith spring break service trips with Habitat for Humanity to Sandtown in Baltimore, international trips to Nicaragua and Bolivia, helping winterize homes through Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Mitzvah Day, and advocating in DC on Jewish Disability Awareness Day.

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