For Rabbis and Cantors
T’ruah mobilizes our network of 1800 rabbis and cantors to advocate for human rights protections in North America, Israel, and the occupied territories. Here are some ways you can get involved.
Become a Rabbinic/Cantorial Chaver/a of T’ruah
Chaverim are rabbis, cantors, rabbinical and cantorial students who stand up to be counted as partners in T’ruah’s work to protect human rights in North America and Israel. When you become a chaver/a, you will join a network of rabbis and cantors who support one another in our human rights commitments, and who have access to training and advocacy opportunities through T’ruah.
Join a Rabbinic Human Rights Delegation
Our rabbinic delegations give rabbis and cantors the opportunity to experience human rights challenges on the ground. We travel to Florida to learn from members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers about how they are eliminating slavery in the tomato fields, and securing safe conditions and fair wages for agricultural workers. Other past and future delegations include visits to prisons to learn about solitary confinement and other conditions of incarceration; and visits to Israel and the occupied territories.
Participate in an In-Person Training, Conference Call, or Webinar
We offer in-person trainings, conference calls, and webinars about issues including modern-day slavery, torture and indefinite detention, Israeli policies for refugees and asylum seekers, solitary confinement and prison conditions, human rights in Israel and the occupied territories, as well as skill-building seminars on writing and placing op-eds, and on addressing human rights in our own communities.
Teach about Human Rights in Your Own Community
T’ruah offers dozens of lesson plans, curricula, divrei Torah, and educational and liturgical resources that bring Jewish text and history to bear on the most pressing human rights concerns of our time. Topics include modern-day slavery, refugee and asylum issues, current conflicts in Jerusalem, solitary confinement and prisons, torture and indefinite detention, and Bedouin land rights.
Organize Human Rights Shabbat in Your Community
Each December, more than 130 Jewish communities re-commit to human rights during Human Rights Shabbat. T’ruah offers resources for teaching and speaking during this Shabbat, and for engaging your community in action.