Salon

What is a Salon?

photo by Imagens Evangelicas

Salons began hundreds of years ago in Europe as small gatherings of intelligent, opinionated people exchanging ideas about important topics of the day. The word “salon” comes from “salone,” the large reception room in Italian mansions where hosts would welcome their guests and share conversation. But you don’t need to live in a mansion to host a salon. Your living room will do just fine.

The issue of modern slavery and human trafficking is a pressing matter of our time and is worthy of our attention. The material in the Chocolate Moses Salon provides a launching point to discuss the issue of modern slavery through a Jewish lens and gives participants opportunities for further learning and ways to take action.

This material makes no assumptions regarding Jewish knowledge or beliefs. Instead, the salon is provides introductory background materials for host/facilitators and gives participants interesting content, stimulating questions, and tangible ways to take action – all designed to help make the salon a success. All that is required from facilitators and participants is passion, an opinion, and a willingness to be a part of the conversation.

How to Host a Salon: An overview of what you will need to host and facilitate an engaging, successful Chocolate Moses Salon.

Chocolate Moses Facilitator’s Guide Contains:

  • Special prompts and questions for facilitators
  • Background materials on slavery and trafficking
  • Reasons for Jewish responsibility
  • Questions for reflection
  • Ways to take action

Chocolate Moses Participant’s Guide  Contains:

  • Background materials on slavery and trafficking
  • Reasons for Jewish responsibility
  • Questions for reflection
  • Ways to take action