Past Programs

Instructors and Courses 2019

Dr. Yael Almog

Department of Theology, Goethe University Frankfurt

Feminist and Queer Voices in Jewish Activism 

Mai Amit

Partnerships Manager, Insights

JASS Alumna

An Activist's Introduction to Complex Systems Theory

Dr. Susannah Crockford

Post-Doctoral Researcher, NARMESH (Narrating the Mesh) Project, Ghent University

  • What is Action during Ecological Apocalypse?

  • The Role of Personal Narrative in Activism

Prof. Irit Dekel

Research Associate, Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

  • Memory Activism

  • Guided site visits to the Berlin Holocaust memorials and the Neue Wache


Rabbi Yehoshua Engelman


  • Tzedaka, Public and Personal

  • Lo Ta’amod al Dam Re’ekha / Do Not Stand Aside if Your Neighbor Bleeds

  • Ona’at Devarim / Oppression Through Words

Charlotte Fischer

Senior Organizer, Citizens UK

Building Power to Win Justice - Jewish Community Organising

Dalia Grinfeld

President, Jüdische Studierendenunion Deutschland / Jewish Student Union of Germany (JSUD)

  • Jewish Student Activism in today’s Germany

  • Jewish Student Activism: A Case Study

Yonathan Keren

House of Deep Democracy, Amsterdam

An Introduction to Deep Democracy and The Work of Byron Katie: Two Routes to Self-Exploration

Dr. Darko Mitevski

President, NaturKultur, Bremen

Group Trainings


Rabbi Micha Odenheimer 

Founder and former director of Tevel B’Tzedek, Jerusalem

Jewish Social Justice: Past, Present and Future


Dekel Peretz

Jüdisches Zentrum Synagoge Fraenkelufer, Berlin

The Individual and the Community in Social Transformation: The Thought of Gustav Landauer


Dr. Emilia Roig

Founder and Executive Director, Centre for Intersectional Justice, Berlin

Prof. Jonathan Schorsch

Founder and Director, JASS

School of Jewish Theology, Universität Potsdam

Core Course

Local Projects 2019 

These are some of the local organizations and projects that we will partner with during the 2019 summer program. 

Local Organizations 

Center for





Deutschland (JSUD)

Shalom Rollberg

Site Visits, Events

Berlin Holocaust memorials (Jews, Roma and Sinti, Homosexuals, Disabled)

With Dr. Irit Dekel

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand / German Resistance Memorial Center

Sinti and Roma Holocaust Commemoration

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