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. 

This is a brand new program this year! As we have more information, this page will continue to be updated. 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE? WHAT WILL PROGRAMMING LOOK LIKE?

The 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.

The schedule will be very close to the teens', particularly surrounding meals, offsite times, program blocks, and arrival/departure. There will be more down-time to socialize, and programming will end earlier in the evening.

See our sample schedule and check back soon for an Adults @ L'Taken-specific schedule.

WILL I BE LOBBYING?

While we hope that all adult participants will have the opportunity to lobby, the teen experience is the priority. If you're from a state with a large population of teens, such as California, we will likely only have enough speaking spots for teens. If you are from a less populous state, such as Arkansas, and/or you and teens from the same delegation are the only people from your state, you will likely be able to lobby.

If you are not lobbying, we will have you go with teens to their meetings. You will support them, help stimulate conversation with staffers, navigate Capitol Hill, and show your additional power as constituents of your states and districts.

DO ADULT GROUPS NEED A CHAPERONE? WHO OVERSEES OUR TRIP?

While adult participants don't need a chaperone, there is one person who will be organizing your trip. This person is our primary point of contact; we will communicate with them, and they will share relevant information with everyone in your group. They will also be responsible for submitting all travel and housing forms for the group, collecting payment, and monitoring cancellations within the group.

WHAT IS THE COST?

The cost will be the same as our teen participants. You can find more detailed information on our webpage

Payment will be collected directly from your delegation's trip organizer. Contact that person with any questions.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

If you are no longer able to attend L'Taken, please reach out to your delegation's trip organizer since your attendance may impact other things such as travel or rooming arrangements. They will reach out to us with next steps. As you make your decision to cancel, please keep our cancellation policy in mind.

We encourage you to purchase insurance to protect your investment, should you need to cancel your participation in the program. You can find information about one insurance broker on our cancellation policy page. You are also welcome to use other insurance brokers or packages.

WHAT ABOUT MEALS, HOUSING, AND TRANSPORTATION?

All meals, hotel stay, and transportation needs will be the same as our teen participants. You can find more detailed information on our webpage.

I HAVE ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

The Religious Action Center seeks to accommodate participants and chaperones with a variety of physical, emotional, learning, cognitive, or other needs throughout our program. 

As your delegation begins its planning process for L'Taken, please reach out to the L'Taken team. Together with your delegation, we will develop a plan for individual participants that will allow them to have a successful, meaningful L'Taken experience.

Please reach out to the L'Taken team: LTaken@rac.org or (202) 387-2800 to discuss accessibility at L'Taken.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Download a suggested packing list.

Weather in Washington, DC in the winter is cold. Please pack weather appropriate clothing, including a warm jacket, hats and gloves.

Friday Night

Dress on Friday night varies. Some participants chose to dress up for Kabbalat Shabbat and services, but it is not required

Saturday and Sunday

On Saturday and Sunday, participants wear casual clothes. Large parts of the days are spent outside, so be sure to pack winter jackets and be prepared to wear layers!

Monday

For the Monday congressional appointments, everyone must wear professional business attire. Again, significant portions of the day are spent walking around Capitol Hill outside, and we encourage everyone to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes.

Optional

Participants spend Sunday night writing speeches that they deliver in their congressional offices. We strongly encourage participants to bring laptop computers or other devices that they can use during the writing and editing process. The RAC will provide printers for final versions of the speeches. We cannot be responsible for damage to, or loss of, any electronic equipment participants bring to the L'Taken Seminar.

WHAT DO I DO DURING OFFSITE TIME?

If you choose to leave the hotel when we take participants into DC, we will provide transportation if you are using our transportation throughout the weekend.

You are responsible for planning all of the time offsite, including meal, museum tickets, etc. If you need resources, please contact us at LTaken@rac.org.


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