Teens to choose among array of social action projects

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Rabbis and Jewish teachers will speak on Jewish texts related to tikkun olam, healing the world. Eight social services agencies, including Mazon; Contact, a teen hotline; Jewish Family Service of Santa Clara County; and Hebrew Free Loan will introduce themselves.

Participants will choose one of eight workshops. They may write letters to government officials about environmental concerns; assemble personal kits for Next Door, which helps victims of domestic violence, and InnVision, a system of homeless shelters; fix lunches for Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen; assemble AIDS information kits for the Aris Project; repair children's books for the San Jose Day Nursery; assemble Chanukah kits for seniors and the homebound; or write letters to Jewish teens in Bosnia/Herzegovina.

Sponsors include the Jewish Education Council (JEC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater San Jose, AZA (American Zionist Association), BBG (B'nai B'rith Girls), Saratoga USY (United Synagogue Youth), Temple Emanu-El Youth Group, Shir Hadash Youth Group, Congregation Beth David's Community Hebrew High School, Temple Emanu-El Religious School Program, Shir Hadash Wednesday Evening Program and Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center Teen Council.

Participants will decide where the requested $5 tzedakah donation will be directed.

For information, call Slavitt Moore at (408) 358-3033, extension 44.