Judaism is deeply connected to the themes of slavery and freedom. The enslavement of Jews during biblical times—and their exodus—has become a central narrative for Jewish people and others who have found hope in it. That’s why Free the Slaves is proud to host new online educational materials that can bring the issue of modern slavery to homes, schools, synagogues and civic groups. The documents have just gone online on our Faith in Action webpage.
- Seder Starters are designed to make the connection between ancient Passover traditions and the suffering—and hopes—of enslaved people today. This downloadable document is filled with practical accompaniments for Seders.
- Judaism and Modern Slavery Curriculum provides specialized teaching materials from a Jewish perspective for a variety of age groups.
FTS collaborated with Rabbi Debra Orenstein and Rabbi Erin Hirsh, along with distinguished Jewish educators, in the creation of these practical and easy-to-use resources. We are deeply grateful that the team has chosen to focus on educating the public about slavery, and has chosen Free the Slaves as the public portal for the teaching materials.
To learn more about how to use the curriculum materials, join a free webinar here today, Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00 p.m. ET. If you can’t make the webinar live, visit our Faith in Action page again in a few days and we’ll have the webinar recording available online.