on-the-ground workshops in jewish justice

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Welcome to Freedom City, on-the-ground workshops in Jewish justice, for the teens of The Kitchen. We’re creating this experience for our young adults to put Torah into practice and bring real freedom to San Francisco.

Each year of this 2-year cycle, we’ll meet monthly on Monday afternoons at Glide Memorial Church for a service-workshop. We begin each workshop by serving dinner to Glide clients. Then we’ll have our own dinner and hangout time. Our night will finish with us exploring a different topic, based on your questions about justice, Torah, identity, racism, anti-Semitism, whiteness, privilege, poverty, or whatever else is on your mind. We’ll learn with a mix of awesome teachers and justice-doers: R. Noa Kushner, R. Jessica Kate Meyer, R. Tarlan Rabizadeh, R. Michael Lezak, Joel Abramovitz, and some world-changing awesome Glide staff.

In February of the second year** we’ll head to Montgomery, Alabama for a Justice Pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice to confront the racism and inequity in American first hand. When we get back to San Francisco we’ll figure out what we can do about it, right in our backyard.

Our inaugural group of 8th and 9th graders** will have a strong hand in building this experience - so come with questions about the injustice, racism, oppression you see around you.


**We are developing a special 1-year track for rising 10th-12th graders, that includes monthly dinner service at Glide and the Justice Pilgrimage to Alabama in February, 2020. This is a unique opportunity for older teens and we’d love you to be a part of it. Please be in direct contact with Joel for more information and to sign up.


We meet once a month: typically 1 Monday afternoon/evening at Glide, with our year culminating at a Shabbat with The Kitchen community. Our tentative meeting dates for 2019-2020 are:

Monday, September 16th
Monday, October 7th
Monday, November 18th
Monday, December 9th
Monday, January 13th
Monday, February 10th
Monday, March 16th
Monday, April 20th
Friday, May 16th (meet @ Glide, Shabbat @ The Kitchen)


3:30pm   Serve dinner @ Glide
5:30pm  Dinner and Social time
6:15pm   Workshopping our ideas
7:30pm  See ya' next month!


 8th grade or 9th grade in fall 2019**
 A desire to bring more justice and Torah into the world
 Become a subscribing member (optional)
 Pay tuition:

  • Subscriber: $800/teen

  • Non-Subscriber: $800/teen (special rate for our first year)

Please contact Joel Abramovitz to have a conversation about financial assistance or if you want to further support us by contributing to our Scholarship Fund. 

**Are you a rising 10th-12th grader? We still want you to be a part of this! Contact Joel for more info.

Enrollment for 2019-2020 is open. If you want more information or have questions, please contact our Senior Family Educator, Joel Abramovitz