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Teen Tzedek (Justice) Trip

**Information about Teen Trips Spring 2024-2025 coming Soon**

Participating in the SAJ teen trip requires:

  • Being an SAJ member with active enrollment in the Teen Program
  • Additional Costs
  • Pre-trip preparatory sessions and post-trip reflection/reunions.

The Teen Trip typically is in collaboration with Reconstructionist synagogue B’nai Keshet, based out of Montclair NJ.

If you have questions contact Rabbi Lauren,


Past Teen Trips

In Spring 2024 (and also back in 2018) the Teen trip was to the the Religious Action Center (RAC) for Reform Judaism’s  L’taken Social Justice Seminar where teens learned about the government and advocacy, explored Jewish values related to issues they care about, and lobbied in front of the staff of their elected officials on topics they have researched and prepared.

In Spring 2023 and also back in 2019, the Teen Trip was to Portland, Oregan for a hands-on Jewish experience with Tivnu, gap-year and educational Jewish program that engages participants in hands-on work building houses alongside and for the homeless, among other grassroots and social action projects. Along with the building work, students met with and learned from the advocates who have made change in their communities. They also had the opportunity to explore a new city and enjoy hiking, swimming, and connecting with a local Reconstructionist synagogue for Shabbat. 

In Spring 2022, SAJ the Teen Trip was to Etgar’s SouthEast Civil Rights Journey for a deep dive into issues of race, racism, and anti-racism. They explored the complexity of issues like slavery, mass incarceration, civil rights, Black Lives Matter as both Jews and Americans.  The Teens also went axe-throwing!

Spring 2020 and 2021 trips were cancelled due to the pandemic.

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