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Jewish Poverty Curriculum
Met Council has created a free comprehensive curriculum designed for B’nai Mitzvah age students. The Jewish Poverty Curriculum teaches students about poverty, Jewish poverty, the importance of tzedakah, and the vital role students can play in helping to strengthen their own communities. Educators have a unique opportunity to share these lessons with their students and receive technical assistance from us along the way if needed.
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Met Council has started Mitzvah Heroes, a program to inspire students to be involved with their community while assisting those in need. The program consists of unique and educational ideas for projects that your students can spearhead. For each project, there are flyers, letters to parents, and other supplementary materials to help you run your project successfully.
Interested in bringing more "real world" ideas into your classroom curriculum? Consider having your class participate in a volunteer service project. Educators have worked with Met Council on curricula that teach the realities of poverty, hunger and homelessness and the importance of compassion and caring for everyone in our communities. Teachers have organized such service projects as read-a-thons and collecting donated clothing or food and distributing the donations to families in need. Recently a day school class from the Upper West Side organized a very sucessful Run-a-Thon, donating nearly $3,000 to Met Council (read more).
If you are interested in creating a service learning project for your class, please contact Stefanie Greenberg at 212.453.9619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.