Roni Ben-David, Director of Social Justice Featured in J-Weekly Article

"Making sure kids don’t feel excluded is also important for Roni Ben-David, director of social justice and inclusion at Jewish Community High School of the Bay, who wants students to find the San Francisco school 'a place where they don’t have to check one part of their identity at the door.'
Her position was created three years ago to formalize the work she’d already been doing, including teaching students how injustice gets built into society. The school recently was awarded a grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund to pilot a Jewish Teens of Color Leadership Summit. Ben-David thinks such efforts are essential, especially for teenagers, who are questioning their identity and need to be seen and recognized.
'Even more so as a Jewish school, we need to be talking about this,' she said. 'Especially as an identity-based school.'" 

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