Learners will examine the ethical foundations of tolerance from the Torah and understand what it means in both the religious and social context.
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Our tradition of caring and sharing for one another has its roots in the creation of humanity b’tzelem elohim, (in the Divine image). That concept is explained in concrete terms by Maimonides (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon) and helps form an ethical imperative that sanctifies our everyday...
To create student awareness about philanthropy in daily life throughout the world using a variety of topics and sources.
To identify the intersection between students’ passions, community needs and the effectiveness of organizations selected.
To continue the study of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s influence on American culture.
To introduce students to volunteering through a local nonprofit or the service program at their school so that they understand the importance of giving their time to make a difference in the greater community.
To introduce students to grantmaking and the work of community foundations.
To understand the workings of a large foundation that distributes major capital gifts and programmatic gifts like scholarships for higher education.
To introduce students to examples of the major types of nonprofit organization: arts, education, environment, health, religion, and social services. Each site is representative of a nonprofit category and the visit is to give students an example of opportunities for giving.
To learn how to conduct research and dedicate time to learning about nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, assessment of nonprofit effectiveness, social causes and issues, and related topics. Research time is scheduled periodically.