Once members of other congregations have seen the briefing session, the hope is that they will offer the sessions to multiple groups within their shul. These sessions will be a critical part of educating and involving kosher consumers (and others). Such community education will be critical to persuading producers to change their practices.
The sessions will:
Educate members of the Jewish community about the Hechsher Tzedek campaign
Educate members of the Jewish community about Jewish law relating to kashrut and Jewish teachings relating to worker rights/social justice
Create positive "buzz" and excitement about Hechsher Tzedek
Identify potential supporters/volunteers
Provide supporters/volunteers with opportunities to become involved in the campaign
Gauge community response to the campaign
The briefings will be developed and delivered by lay leaders, Jewish Community Action, and Rabbis.
Jewish Community Action