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Interested in leading through the lens of artistic expression? Channel your passion for the arts and hone your leadership skills through the URJ Leadership Though the Arts Fellowship. Learn with working artists and movement leaders to shape and share your point of view.
Join the scholars of the prestigious Sholom Hartman Institute and peers from across the United States to explore your role in American democracy and the challenging moment we are in.
As Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “what we need more than anything else is not textbooks, but textpeople.” Calling all “textpeople” to participate in this new learning opportunity! We will experiment with how to be a student leader in formal, virtual, and informal environments.
The Environmental Justice Task Force will take action around environmental issues that are impacting individuals globally. Members will receive education on the ways they can combat climate change in their own Jewish communities and in the world through tangible measures.
Collaborate with teens across North America while learning, educating, mobilizing, and connecting around Israel! Through the Israel Engagement Task Force, you will create resources, learn from educators and professionals, grow your own relationship with Israel, engage in meaningful social justice work, and so much more.
The Inclusion Task Force is a great place for… everybody! Together we will learn about best practices from our peers and experts and provide you with the tools to incorporate inclusion into every step of planning, organizing, and implementing programs.
In support of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the urgency of this moment, this year we are launching the Racial Justice Task Force
Hosted by Jewish performance and ritual artist Shira Kline (she/her), a.k.a. ShirLaLa, this season features interviews with LGBTQIA+ Jews from the Union for Reform Judaism's JewV'Nation Fellowship.
Being queer and Jewish means something different to everyone, and those differences deserve to be celebrated. This week, Grace Collins (they/them) talks about being a Jewish storyteller and teacher; their connection, as a Jew-by-choice, to Rabbi Akiva’s teachings;, repairing the world in an oppressive political climate; and the dangers of “gatekeeping” in queer and Jewish spaces.
The Reform Movement's commitment to the pursuit of justice and providing meaningful opportunities for high school students is unwavering. The RAC Social Justice Academy, new for the 2020-2021 year, offers meaningful, fun, and actionable Jewish social justice education in a virtual setting.