The Social Justice Vision at Stephen S. Wise Temple

Our congregation will see Social Justice as a calling that derives from our sense of God and the imperative of Jewish Tradition. The Stephen S. Wise Temple community will use our influence, power and compassion to be a force for positive, meaningful and effective change in the quality of life on behalf of all the citizens of Los Angeles and the world.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Milken High School Students and the LA Youth Council

Did you know that Los Angeles has a youth council?  Check it out here.  In fact, the latest article on the web page is written by our own Milken Student and Stephen S. Wise Temple member Noah Ickowitz. 

Rabbi Stern met with students from Milken High School who are active in the LA Youth Council and shared information about our Social Justice work. Milken is looking to work with representatives from the Youth Council who go to school at Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights (any graduates reading this?).  The students at Roosevelt are interested in setting up a Youth Council chapter just like Milken's.  Students are planning some meetings between the high schools to learn about each other's experiences of life in LA and see what kinds of partnerships they can establish.  Possibilities include mentoring relationships, Koreh-LA activities and perhaps even some discussion groups between students at both school just to let them get to know each other better. 

Joey Freeman is the LAYC chapter chair at Milken and was the president of the entire LAYC previously.  He is an enthusiastic participant and is working hard to create excitement at Milken so that the work will continue after he graduates this spring. 

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