T'ruah offers a range of opportunities for rabbinical and cantoral students of all denominations to integrate issues of human rights into their religious education through the Year in Israel Program and the Summer Fellowship in Human Rights Leadership.
T'ruah's Year in Israel Program
North American rabbinical and cantorial students studying in Israel, along with their partners or spouses, are encouraged to participate in T'ruah's Year in Israel Program. This interdenominational program is an opportunity for talented students spending the academic year in Israel to learn about human rights in Israel and the West Bank and to take action on human rights issues.
T'ruah's Rabbinical/Cantorial Student Fellowships in Israel
T'ruah's Rabbinical/Cantorial Student Fellows engage their peers in human rights field and text-based learning.
Rabbinical and Cantorial Student Summer Fellowship in Human Rights
Rabbinical and cantorial students in North America are invited to participate in an eight-week fellowship working in a human rights/social justice organization in New York City to gain hands-on knowledge of how to be a human rights leader, while supplementing their education with studies of human rights texts in Jewish literature. For three days a week, students work with an organization that is involved in issues such as trafficking, workers' rights, criminal justice reform, and other areas, honing skills and gaining experience to become a rabbinic/cantorial human rights leader.