Finding common ground
for moving forward.
“The ultimate test of a moral
society is the kind of world
that it leaves to its children.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We who have been
should work to understand
– Rabbi Judy Schindler
“Who is wise?” the Jewish
sages teach, “The one
who learns from all people.”
Rooted in our common humanity, drawing on lessons of the past, and reaching upward through education and advocacy are at the heart of the mission of the Stan Greenspon Center.
The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice is Where Hope Takes Hold
History shows that courage in the face of darkness saves lives and shifts outcomes. Courage rooted in hope.
In every instance where people have had to overcome unspeakable acts of violence, discrimination, and persecution, hope has lead the way. Hope for peace, for love, and for equality.
We are the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, and we exist to give voice to the voiceless, and form community partnerships to create positive change. We draw on history to guide our way as we advocate for those who need a spark of hope to lead them out of despair.
Promoting advocacy to create systemic change for the greater good.
Looking to the past to create inclusion and acceptance for all.
Working together to build transformative relationships across lines of difference.
Enabling thousands of years of Jewish texts, history and wisdom to speak to us and guide us today.
Faith In Housing: An Initiative for Congregations to Create Affordable Housing
Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Bring the lessons of the past into conversation with our present in order to intentionally shape a better future for you and your students.
We offer professional development for educators, assistance to administrators and teachers responding to incidents of hate, and programs for middle schools and high schools, youth groups and home school communities.
~ Miriam Oster
Before your 2018-2019 calendar fills up, be sure to save the date for these dynamic programs.
From plays to workshops to semester long courses on topics ranging from Kabbalah to the Holocaust to comparative religion, the Stan Greenspon Center is happy to help you expand your educational horizons.
The Stan Greenspon Center invites you back to school…
Jewish Studies and Social Justice Education is for everyone!
The Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice invites you to join us for our Fall 2019 Community Class: Mussar - A Workout for Our Souls
Rabbi Judy Schindler leads this year’s community class in an exploration of Jewish literature called Mussar -- Jewish ethical literature. Judaism teaches that we have 48 character traits and we all carry varied measures of each trait. In the end, our lives are measured by the character that we have. Mussar helps us intentionally develop our inner virtues in order to improve our lives.
Each session explores two to three character traits, from gratitude to humility to silence to trust. Each class includes exercises to remind us daily of the character trait we are working on. Every student leaves this class with a personalized spiritual curriculum.
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