Human Rights Shabbat 5777 Resource Pack

18 Nov, 2016 | Education, Events, Latest, News, Resources, Slavery and Trafficking

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untitledBelow you can find all the resources for this year’s Human Rights Shabbat (2016). We hope the resource pack helps you celebrate World Human Rights day and shines a spotlight onto modern day slavery. Hard copies are on their way to all the record breaking amount of communities who have signed up this year.

So what are the basics you need to know about modern day slavery? Click the background paper and the factsheet below to get to grips with the topic:

What is Modern Day Slavery

General Modern Day Slavery Factsheet

Are you talking to your congregation about this issue? Have a look at the handy sermon notes compiled by Rabbi Lea Muhlstein:untitled-2

Sermon Links (Parasha Vayetzei) to Modern Day Slavery

Provoke some questions with the case studies and this text study looking at how Judaism engages with the topic of modern day slavery:

Text Study – Not All Are Free

Case Studies, quotes and discussion topics

Learn more and go in-depth on a particular campaign issue:

Check out our beautiful factsheets and infographics:

If you are running education, check out these drama workshops you can run for different age groups:

Want to find out more about our wider work and how you can get involved? Take a look here.

Let us know what you think of the resources and get in touch by emailing

You can use the hashtag #HumanRightsShabbat and tag us on twitter @Rene_Cassin to let us know what you get up to.

If you are writing a sermon we would love to see it and put it up on our site to share with others and push it out through our social media. Please send those into

*With thanks to Rabbi Lea Muhlstein, Sarah Quarmby, Hannah Swirsky, Samantha Espada and Susanna Kester (Rosenberg) with support for making various resources for this years Human Rights Shabbat.

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