Mission Statement

Tzedek America is a cross-denominational "gap year" program that motivates Jewish young adults to integrate Jewish identity, social justice, and civic participation through communal living and service in the United States.

Tzedek America guides participants, ages 17-20, in asking and answering vital questions about their Jewish identities, including:

  • Why is social justice critical for the Jew in America?
  • What is unique about the Jewish experience in North America?
  • What practices and affiliations are available to Jewish adults in communities across the U. S.?
  • What does Judaism mean to me?