L'Taken Social Justice Seminars

At the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L'Taken Social Justice Seminars, teens from across North America converge on Washington, DC for four days of advocacy and action.

You'll discuss how the Reform Movement applies Jewish perspectives to mobilize around issues like reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, climate change, Israel, antisemitism, and more. You'll spend time meeting new people, exploring Washington, DC, and traveling to Capitol Hill to meet with Congress to advocate for the things YOU care about. Join us and make your voice heard! 

Participants attend L’Taken as part of a congregational delegation or another Jewish communal group. 

L'Taken 2024-2025 Dates

  • December 13, 2024 – December 16, 2024
  • January 10, 2025 – January 13, 2025
  • January 31, 2025 – February 3, 2025* Waitlist Only
  • February 21, 2025 – February 24, 2025*
  • February 28, 2025 – March 3, 2025 

All weekends include special programming for students returning a second time. Learn more!

*Special Programming for our Adults @ L’Taken program! Have you always wished to bring a group of adults to L’Taken? The L’Taken Team is very excited to launch our Adults Groups @ L’Taken Program and provide the magic of L’Taken to adults. More information coming soon!

What is L'Taken?

Are you ready to change the world? Then, get excited for the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar! In partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), you will have the opportunity to impact our country as you share your views on social justice topics with decision-makers on Capitol Hill.

Adults at L’Taken

The brand new Adult L'Taken program will largely mirror the teen schedule. There will be separate, elevated programming on social justice topics, community organizing, and more. Some programs will be similar to what the teens are doing, but for an adult audience and learning style.

L’Taken Information for Chaperones

L'Taken is a delegation based program. Please be in touch with your congregation/group organizer to find out your L'Taken Seminar date and due date to complete the registration. Chaperones play an integral role in the overall L'Taken experience.

Watch & Learn: What Is L'Taken?

The Religious Action Center's L'Taken Social Justice Seminars have been made possible through the generosity of:

  • Bernard and Audre Rapoport
  • The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
  • The Gus and Barbara Kuhn Fund
  • The Robert Sillins Family Foundation
  • Richard and Lois England
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • The Righteous Persons Foundation

For more information, please reach out to the L'Taken team by emailing LTaken@rac.org or at (202) 387-2800.