Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Jewish American Heritage Month

Sometimes it's hard to imagine that people are still treated negatively because of the way they look or speak or even what religion they practice. May is Jewish American Month and we will take time to honor the contributions that Jewish Americans have made, past and present, to this great Nation. This Jewish American Heritage Month takes its theme from the ancient sage Rabbi Hillel’s most well-known saying–“If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now—when?” Let's work towards a better tomorrow where we can celebrate our differences and find ways to understand different points of views without hatred or violence.

#READ: It's a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories by Katherine Locke

It's a Whole Spiel book coverFrom stories of confronting their relationships with Judaism to rom-coms with a side of bagels and lox, It's a Whole Spiel features one story after another that says yes, we are Jewish, but we are also queer, and disabled, and creative, and political, and adventurous, and anything we want to be.


#LISTEN: Dissenter on the Bench by Victoria Ortiz

Dissenter on the BenchDramatically narrated case histories from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's stellar career are interwoven with an account of her life—including her childhood, family, beliefs, many faceted personality, education, marriage, children, legal and judicial career, and other achievements. The cases described, many involving young people, demonstrate her passionate concern for gender equality, fairness, and our constitutional rights.


#EXPLORE: With Great Power

With Great PowerWith Great Power: The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, the 94-year-old comic book legend who co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Featuring interviews with both fans and colleagues including Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes, the film is the tale of one man's determination to tell incredible stories that have enchanted the world for over 40 years.


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#KEEP READING: Check these out for more books written by Jewish American authors, featuring characters and situations that are relatable to many teens.


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