L’Taken Social Justice Seminar


Shaping the Future for Our Next Generation

Are you ready to change the world? JTI Boston is helping to coordinate a delegation of teen leaders to attend the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar – which is run by the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C. This life-changing weekend 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 and hundreds of Jewish teens all across the US 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!

We want to make this trip a reality to all teens who are interested in joining us. Between available scholarship funds and options for payment plans, we can get the job done.

  • Who: 10th-12th graders
  • What: A multi-day conference with teens from across the U.S. 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 D.C. sites and neighborhoods.
  • When: Feb 21-24, 2020
  • Where: Washington, D.C.
  • How Much: $445* includes airfare, conference, accommodation, and most meals. Registration and deposit ($250) due by Dec 18, 2019, final payment due Feb 1, 2020.

Registration for this program has closed. If you are interested in this trip and would like to join our waiting list, please contact [email protected]

JTI Boston strives to promote inclusivity and accessibility through all of our programs.  If you or a friend would like to request a peer buddy who can provide physical, emotional, or sensory support during this program, please indicate this on your registration form or email [email protected].

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


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