RJR

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR)

Recognizing the need for deep reflective work on questions of racial bias, equity, and discrimination, as well as the unique role of the Jewish community when it comes to racial justice in the United States, @akiva is proud to offer Cleveland’s high schoolers the opportunity to participate in the Racial Justice Roundtable. Jewish teens will come together to learn and explore questions of conscious and unconscious bias, privilege, and what Judaism has to say about all of it. Participants will then have the chance to partake in a mifgash [intentional series of meetings] with black teens from the Cleveland community, which will include joint service projects, reflection opportunities, and the chance to get to know one another as individuals and community representatives. This unique leadership program is open to mature teens, free of charge, and will come with a certificate of completion.

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR)

Recognizing the need for deep reflective work on questions of racial bias, equity, and discrimination, as well as the unique role of the Jewish community when it comes to racial justice in the United States, @akiva is proud to offer Cleveland’s high schoolers the opportunity to participate in the Racial Justice Roundtable. Jewish teens will come together to learn and explore questions of conscious and unconscious bias, privilege, and what Judaism has to say about all of it. Participants will then have the chance to partake in a mifgash [intentional series of meetings] with black teens from the Cleveland community, which will include joint service projects, reflection opportunities, and the chance to get to know one another as individuals and community representatives. This unique leadership program is open to mature teens, free of charge, and will come with a certificate of completion.

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR)

Recognizing the need for deep reflective work on questions of racial bias, equity, and discrimination, as well as the unique role of the Jewish community when it comes to racial justice in the United States, @akiva is proud to offer Cleveland’s high schoolers the opportunity to participate in the Racial Justice Roundtable. Jewish teens will come together to learn and explore questions of conscious and unconscious bias, privilege, and what Judaism has to say about all of it. Participants will then have the chance to partake in a mifgash [intentional series of meetings] with black teens from the Cleveland community, which will include joint service projects, reflection opportunities, and the chance to get to know one another as individuals and community representatives. This unique leadership program is open to mature teens, free of charge, and will come with a certificate of completion.

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR) Frequently Asked Questions

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR) Frequently Asked Questions

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR) Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Racial Justice Roundtable?

This new program is piloting for the first time in 2020. Recognizing the need for deep reflective work on questions of racial bias, equity, and discrimination, as well as the unique role of the Jewish community when it comes to racial justice in the United States, @akiva is proud to offer Cleveland’s high schoolers the opportunity to participate in the Racial Justice Roundtable. Jewish teens will come together to learn and explore questions of conscious and unconscious bias, privilege, and what Judaism has to say about all of it. Participants will then have the chance to partake in a mifgash [intentional series of meetings] with black teens from the Cleveland community, which will include joint service projects, reflection opportunities, and the chance to get to know one another as individuals and community representatives. This unique leadership program is open to mature teens, free of charge, and will come with a certificate of completion.

Q: What is the Racial Justice Roundtable?

This new program is piloting for the first time in 2020. Recognizing the need for deep reflective work on questions of racial bias, equity, and discrimination, as well as the unique role of the Jewish community when it comes to racial justice in the United States, @akiva is proud to offer Cleveland’s high schoolers the opportunity to participate in the Racial Justice Roundtable. Jewish teens will come together to learn and explore questions of conscious and unconscious bias, privilege, and what Judaism has to say about all of it. Participants will then have the chance to partake in a mifgash [intentional series of meetings] with black teens from the Cleveland community, which will include joint service projects, reflection opportunities, and the chance to get to know one another as individuals and community representatives. This unique leadership program is open to mature teens, free of charge, and will come with a certificate of completion.

Q: What is the Racial Justice Roundtable?

This new program is piloting for the first time in 2020. Recognizing the need for deep reflective work on questions of racial bias, equity, and discrimination, as well as the unique role of the Jewish community when it comes to racial justice in the United States, @akiva is proud to offer Cleveland’s high schoolers the opportunity to participate in the Racial Justice Roundtable. Jewish teens will come together to learn and explore questions of conscious and unconscious bias, privilege, and what Judaism has to say about all of it. Participants will then have the chance to partake in a mifgash [intentional series of meetings] with black teens from the Cleveland community, which will include joint service projects, reflection opportunities, and the chance to get to know one another as individuals and community representatives. This unique leadership program is open to mature teens, free of charge, and will come with a certificate of completion.

Q: What skills will I gain as a member of the RJR?

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a unique leadership experience. You will be exposed to individuals and stories that are different from your own, you'll have a chance to grapple with your own identity, biases, and role in racial justice, and you'll participate in service learning opportunities that directly impact the greater Cleveland community. You'll build communications skills, gain leadership experience, and serve as a listener, learner, and leader.

Q: When does RJR meet?

The Racial Justice Roundtable will meet monthly from October - May. Attendance at the monthly meetings is required, with optional participation in enrichment and supplemental activities in between. Our first session will be on Sunday, October 18, and will involve an orientation and participation in Federation's Super Sunday.

Q: What skills will I gain as a member of the RJR?

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a unique leadership experience. You will be exposed to individuals and stories that are different from your own, you'll have a chance to grapple with your own identity, biases, and role in racial justice, and you'll participate in service learning opportunities that directly impact the greater Cleveland community. You'll build communications skills, gain leadership experience, and serve as a listener, learner, and leader.

Q: When does RJR meet?

The Racial Justice Roundtable will meet monthly from October - May. Attendance at the monthly meetings is required, with optional participation in enrichment and supplemental activities in between. Our first session will be on Sunday, October 18, and will involve an orientation and participation in Federation's Super Sunday.

Q: What skills will I gain as a member of the RJR?

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a unique leadership experience. You will be exposed to individuals and stories that are different from your own, you'll have a chance to grapple with your own identity, biases, and role in racial justice, and you'll participate in service learning opportunities that directly impact the greater Cleveland community. You'll build communications skills, gain leadership experience, and serve as a listener, learner, and leader.

Q: When does RJR meet?

The Racial Justice Roundtable will meet monthly from October - May. Attendance at the monthly meetings is required, with optional participation in enrichment and supplemental activities in between. Our first session will be on Sunday, October 18, and will involve an orientation and participation in Federation's Super Sunday.

Q: How do I apply?

Fill the Application Form Bellow

Q: Who is eligible to apply?

Jewish high school students in grades 10 - 12 who are interested in and prepared for an intensive exploration of racial justice, identity, and self discovery are encouraged to apply.

Q: When are applications due?

Applications will be due by Wednesday, September 30. We will be accepting students on a rolling basis, so if you submit your application early you can expect an answer within one week.

Q: How do I apply?

Fill the Application Form Bellow

Q: Who is eligible to apply?

Jewish high school students in grades 10 - 12 who are interested in and prepared for an intensive exploration of racial justice, identity, and self discovery are encouraged to apply.

Q: When are applications due?

Applications will be due by Wednesday, September 30. We will be accepting students on a rolling basis, so if you submit your application early you can expect an answer within one week.

Q: How do I apply?

Fill the Application Form Bellow

Q: Who is eligible to apply?

Jewish high school students in grades 10 - 12 who are interested in and prepared for an intensive exploration of racial justice, identity, and self discovery are encouraged to apply.

Q: When are applications due?

Applications will be due by Wednesday, September 30. We will be accepting students on a rolling basis, so if you submit your application early you can expect an answer within one week.

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR) Application Form

Racial Justice Roundtable (RJR) Application Form

RJR Application Instructions:

1. Fill out the three part application. 

2. Click on the grey button below to sign the online release form (this is a requirement). An individual online Release Form must be completed for each student in a household.

3. Submit the application by pressing the Black button.

4. For Questions, please contact Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath

RJR Application Instructions:

1. Fill out the three part application. 

2. Click on the grey button below to sign the online release form (this is a requirement). An individual online Release Form must be completed for each student in a household.

3. Submit the application by pressing the Black button.

4. For Questions, please contact Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath