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 T'ruah Year-in-Israel Program in Partnership with Rabbis for Human Rights and the Summer Fellowship in Human Rights Leadership.
T'ruah's Year in Israel Program in Partnership with Rabbis for Human Rights
North American rabbinical and cantorial students studying in Israel, along with their partners or spouses, are encouraged to participate in the T'ruah Israel Program. The T’ruah Israel Program in Partnership with Rabbis for Human Rights is a non-denominational experiential learning program that trains rabbinical and cantorial students to develop their rabbinic voice on human rights issues pertaining to the occupation and Israeli society. Through monthly excursions, processing sessions, panel discussions and text study, the T’ruah Israel Program helps participants to develop their voice as communal leaders, to frame human rights issues in the context of Jewish values and ethics, to discuss challenging topics confidently and to move from reflection to action.
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.