Global, Justice, Mishegas

AJWS Rabbinical Students' Delegation – with you on it?

One of the best parts of my job at AJWS is that I get to run our Rabbinical Students’ Delegation Program. I’m an alum of the program, and I think it is the best way to think hard about Judaism and justice in a globalized world.
For the last six years, this program has only been open to rabbinical students. However, the upcoming delegation to Muchucuxcah, Mexico from January 3 – 14, 2010, is open to all graduate students preparing for careers in Jewish leadership. Are you a rabbinical student? Apply. Are you a cantorial student? Apply. Are you an education student? Apply. Are you a ethnomusicology student planning to record long-lost Yemenite trope? Apply.
There are more details here, but in short, the program is led by me, and will be joined by scholar-in-residence Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, professor of Talmud and Director of the Social Justice Track at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. We will be doing hands on work with Hombre Sobre La Tierra, one of AJWS’s long-standing grantees, connecting with colleagues from other movements, and learning about international human rights from a uniquely Jewish perspective.
The participant fee for RSD 8 will be $200 and applications, which are due October 26, 2009, are availablehere.

One thought on “AJWS Rabbinical Students' Delegation – with you on it?

  1. I dearly wish I’d gone on one of these trips earlier in my rabbinic school career! Somehow I felt like I would always have time. And now our first son is due in December; something tells me I won’t be doing any substantive traveling for a while…

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