Poverty Simulation

Date: February 19, 2017Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:  Show map Congregation Beth Israel
229 Murdock Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
Contact: Congregation Beth Israel officePhone: 828-252-8660Email: admin@bethisraelnc.org



Carolina Jews for Justice/West and Just Economics invite you to participate in a thought-provoking and illuminating hands-on simulation of what it is like to live on a minimum wage in Western NC today.  

The cost is $9 per person and participation is limited to the first 40 registrants.  To register, please pay through the following link www.carolinajewsforjustice.org, go to “donate,” click on “other,” and enter $9. 

“In the Jewish tradition, concern for the poor is more important than building a temple for worship.  Sefer Hasidim (a 12th-century legal text) teaches that ‘if a community lacks a place of worship and a shelter for the poor, it is first obligated to build a shelter for the poor,” 

The “Working Poor Simulation” is an experiential learning tool that exposes participants to the real-life struggles of the working poor in our community.  Participants are assigned identities based on those of real low-income people and must complete the everyday activities of their families – like going to work, paying bills, applying for public benefits, and other community groups.”  There will be an opportunity for reflection following the simulation.

CONTACT:  Ellen Golden / Ellen@EllenGoldenanc.com 

Marilynne Herbert / mherbert1@aol.com