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Intern Events at the RAC this Summer

Intern Events at the RAC this Summer

Each summer, the RAC hosts a series of Intern events for Jewish college students in Washington. Join us! We look forward to meeting you.

Tuesday, June 9th, 6:00pm | Meet S'More Interns!

Welcome to Washington! Start your summer off with s'mores and pizza at the RAC and mingle with other Jewish college interns who are spending the summer in D.C. Spread the word!

The event is free but please RSVP here so we know how many to expect.

Brown Bag Lunch Events

Bring your lunch (and your friends!) for some learning and conversation. The RAC will provide dessert!

Thursday, July, 2nd, 12:00-1:30 | The Morning After: the Supreme Court Term in the Light of Day

Every June, the Supreme Court hands down high-profile decisions. We’ll be discussing the rulings in King v. Burwell (the ACA case) and Obergefell v. Hodges (the marriage equality case), as well as looking at the landscape of cases over the last term that have particular importance to the faith community. Come to this lunch and learn to get an understanding of the cases, the decisions and what the future might have in store for healthcare, LGBT equality, religious freedom and a number of other topics the Supreme Court has opined on this year.

Thursday, July 9th, 12:00-1:30 | Changing the Conversation on Climate 

As Jews, we know that we have an obligation to our earth, to “till and tend” it as God told humankind in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). But environmentalism is about more than just tilling and tending the earth so that our children and our children’s children can inherit a habitable planet. When we think about climate change and the effects scientists have predicted in the coming years, we should also be thinking about communities that are affected today and the injustice of unequal access to clean air and clean water and unequal vulnerability to rising sea levels, increased hunger from decreased crop availability and extreme weather events. In Proverbs 31:9 we are told: “Speak up, judge righteously, champion the poor and the needy.”  Join us for a discussion and workshop on climate justice, the intersection between climate change, economic inequality and racial injustice.

We are located at 2027 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. 

Published: 5/29/2015

Categories: Social Justice