L’Taken Social Justice Seminar


Shaping the Future for Our Next Generation

Are you ready to change the world? RAC’s L’Taken Seminar in Washington DC is designed to both expose you to a variety of public policy issues and explore the Jewish values that inform advocacy around them.

During the weekend, you will gain the knowledge and tools to write an effective, persuasive and passionate speech on a topic of your choice to present when you visit the offices of our MA Senators and Representatives on the final day of the program. Hill visits with Congress are a unique experience and can have a significant impact on the course of legislation. After meeting with our students, Members of Congress have chosen to co-sponsor, offer amendments to and vote for pieces of legislation that participants discussed.

This trip isn’t all work, though. There’s plenty of time to play as we visit the Smithsonian, tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and sample the vibrancy of Georgetown and other D.C. neighborhoods!

  • Who: 9th-12th Graders
  • What: A multi-day conference with teens from across the US to learn about and get hands-on experience with lobbying and social advocacy.  An opportunity to hear from experts both inside and outside the Jewish community and visit DC sites and neighborhoods.
  • When: March 16-19, 2018
  • Where: Washington, DC
  • How Much: $495* includes airfare, conference, accommodation and most meals. Registration and deposit ($250) due by Jan 17, 2018, final payment due Feb 16, 2018.

*We never want cost to be a barrier to participation. Please contact us about scholarships if the cost of this trip is a significant obstacle.  

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