L'Taken Seminars

Democracy Is a Promise We Renew Every Day

Barbara Weinstein
January 8, 2021
Democracy is, indeed, a promise we renew not just on election day, but every day. Democracy does not exist independent of our contributions to it. Citizens and immigrants, voters, and presidents – all of us build democracy.

Teens Connect to Judaism Through Justice

Joy Friedman
Annabelle Hanflig
Rabbi Greg Litcofsky
Rabbi Michael Namath
January 4, 2013
Every year, nearly 2,000 high school-aged Reform Jewish students participate in the Religious Action Center's L'Taken Seminar in Washington, D.C. At the beginning of December, Rabbi Greg Litcofsky, took the confirmation class at his congregation, Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, to Washington D.C. to participate in the L’taken Seminar. The program is designed to expose students to a variety of public policy issues, explore the Jewish values surrounding these issues and teach the skills of an effective advocate. Below, Rabbi Litcofsky and one of Temple Emanu-El’s students, Annabelle Hanflig, reflect on their experience.

Hanukkah: More Than Just Presents?

Katharine Nasielski
December 7, 2012
This weekend, we will gather together with family or friends (or, if you’re on the RAC staff, with 215 high school students at L’Taken) around the Chanukah lights, spin the dreidel, eat latkes and sufganyot and engage in the great “applesauce or sour cream” debate.

L'ta-what?

Sarah Krinsky
December 5, 2012

You know when you write or read a word too many times and it starts to look funny? Like – is that really how that word is spelled? Do I even remember what this word means?

L'Taken Seminar Brings Students to DC, Capitol Hill

Katharine Nasielski
December 9, 2011

This weekend, 300 Reform Jewish high school students descended on Washington, D.C., and Capitol Hill to participate in a Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar – a four-day conference on Jewish values and social justice. L’Taken is designed.