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Sunday, December 8 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
CHAI Talk: Eat, Pray Learn--A Social Justice Medley

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CHAI Talks: One session, three speakers, 18-minutes each. Think “TED.” New ideas, fresh initiatives. Speaker order will be decided at the beginning of the session.

Do I Dare To Eat A Locust?
Ronit Treatman
This presentation will discuss the history of locust eating for Jews, why this is the only kosher insect, and the environmental implications of bringing locusts back into our diets.

Shabbat: Uniting the 1% and the 99%
William Friedman
What is Shabbat really about? Is it a day to refrain from creative activity? What is creative activity, anyway? Is it a day to unplug, and if so, for what purpose? Could observing Shabbat alter income inequality? By looking at the foundational Biblical texts, we'll uncover the radical impact Shabbat could make in our individual and communal lives.

Rebooting Social Justice Learning for Teens
Emilia Diamant
The way we do social justice learning may need a kick in the pants. Join Emilia Diamant, Director of Programming and Initiatives at Prozdor of Hebrew College, for a discussion of the current landscape of service learning/social action in Jewish educational settings, and take a peek at her ideas for the future.

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Emilia Diamant

Executive Director, Jeremiah Program
EMILIA DIAMANT, MSW is the Executive Director at Jeremiah Program in Boston. Jeremiah Program focuses on two generations at a time, working with low-income single mothers and their children to help bring them from poverty to prosperity through education. She has worked with adolescents in Boston, New York, Italy, Costa Rica, and North Carolina in Jewish and non-Jewish settings. In 2012-2015, she was a JOIN for Justice Organizing Fellow and... Read More →
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William Friedman

William Friedman is a doctoral student in Jewish Studies at Harvard University. The founding director of Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study in the JTS Beit Midrash, he taught Talmud and Halakhah at the Academy of Jewish Religion and JTS, where he was also the director of the Eisenfeld/Duker Beit Midrash. He has studied at the Conservative Yeshiva, Pardes, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS).
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Ronit Treatman

Born in Israel, Ronit Treatman grew up in Israel, Ethiopia and Venezuela. She graduated from the International School of Caracas, fluent in five languages. She served in the Israel Defense forces, where she worked in the Liaison Unit to Foreign Forces. She the creator of Hands-On Jewish Holidays and the food editor of The Philadelphia Jewish Voice.

Sunday December 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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