Through our programs for rabbinical and cantorial students, T’ruah is training the next generation of clergy to be human rights leaders. These programs combine on-the-ground experience with Jewish learning, tools for developing a rabbinic voice, issue education, and the building of cross-denominational cohorts of future rabbis and cantors committed to bringing a moral voice to human rights.

The Year-in-Israel Program

Presented in partnership with Rabbis for Human Rights, this offers rabbinical and cantorial students spending the academic year in Israel on-the-ground experience in human rights issues affecting Israelis, Palestinians, and asylum seekers, along with the chance to develop a rabbinic voice on human rights in Israel.

The T’ruah Israel Fellowship

This offers six select rabbinical and cantorial students in-depth learning and training, along with the opportunity for leadership within the Year-in-Israel Program. Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in February.

The Summer Fellowship in Human Rights Leadership

This gives six select rabbinical and cantorial students the chance to spend a summer working in a New York-based human rights organization with which T’ruah partners.¬†Applications for summer 2019 will open in October.

The T’ruah Summer Fellowship not only helped me envision how I can use my career as a cantor and Jewish educator to fight for justice, but also gave me practical tools to begin organizing my community and building the power necessary to make real change.
Amelia Lavranchuk
2018 fellow and cantorial student
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion