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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.
Learn with Jewish music legends and gain concrete skills to lead your community in song and celebration. This prestigious eight-month fellowship is led by Cantor Rosalie Will in partnership with the musical leaders of our movement, including the American Conference of Cantors.
Connect with social justice leaders from across North America, learn how to organize and take action with experts, and make change in your community and around the world. This fellowship will launch in January 2021 and is open to 10th-12th grade high school students.
Learn about universal tools and frameworks for navigating complexity thoughtfully and responsibly. Through music, art, commentary, and the real stories of Israelis, we’ll explore democracy, gender equality, religious expression, race and more with the iCenter.
In these turbulent times, the study of entrepreneurship and innovation can be a stabilizing force, providing the mindset that will help you understand the new world, navigate it, and change it.
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.