On Friday, Nov. 18, from 7:30-9 p.m., Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a program titled “Youth in Government and the Model U.N. Programs: Setting the Stage for Civic Engagement.” The evening’s events will take place at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. A social time will follow the program.

Students from the YMCA Center for Youth Voice in Minneapolis

Students from the YMCA Center for Youth Voice in Minneapolis will speak about the Youth in Government and Model U.N. programs.

The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi-in-training. Following the service, students from the YMCA Center for Youth Voice in Minneapolis will talk about the Youth in Government (YIG) and Model U.N. (MUN) programs. Michael Wall, outreach manager for the Center for Youth Voice, will be in attendance as well.

YIG and MUN are opportunities for secondary students to learn how state and world governments work, improve presentation skills, master persuasion and compromise, and meet students from around the state. Participants in the programs are better prepared and inspired to advocate for changes in issues and policies that matter to them. 

Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here. In-person attendees must wear a mask indoors and are expected to be up to date on vaccinations or have a same-day negative COVID test.

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar. Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information about Or Emet, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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