Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Heksher Tzedek Briefing Sessions

Jewish Community Action in conjunction with Beth Jacob Congregation will offer "Hechsher Tzedek Briefing Sessions" to other congregations and Jewish institutions.

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.

Suzanne Bring
Development Director
Jewish Community Action