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Rabbi Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Seminar: General Information

The Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Seminar and Fellowship Program is designed exclusively to help rabbis with their social justice work. This program is designed to provide the foundation, learning, and skills to make rabbis more effective social justice leaders.  

As part of this fellowship Rabbis will:

  • Connect with a community of like minded Rabbis
  • Act for justice in their community
  • Have multiple opportunities for text study
  • Learn the concepts of organizing 

The Fellowship includes:

  • An online course, Don’t Kvetch, Organize! Guided by JOIN for Justice and master trainers and instructors who will examine different ways that community organizing has been used to build a more just world for all and how our Jewish tradition and history inform our own commitments and approaches to acting for justice. 
  • A 5-day retreat at the Pearlstone Retreat Center just outside of Baltimore, February 4-8, 2018 that will provide an opportunity for conintued leadership training and and deep Jewish text study.
  • Monthly distance learning phone calls or webinars
  • Guidance to help Rabbis transform thier learning into action
  • Participation in the 2019 Consultation on Conscience program and lobby day April 30, 2019

Fellows will:

  • Participate in the online course, in person retreat, and monthly distance learning
  • Take action with the RAC
  • Make a financial gift to the RAC
  • Bring a delegation to the 2019 Consultation on Conscience May19-21, 2019

The program is open to members of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Rabbinical Assembly, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, International Rabbinic Fellowship, or the Rabbinical Council of America.

The program is free and includes double occupancy hotel accommodations, local transportation, and all meals. Participants are only responsible for a reduced tuition for the Don't Kvetch Organzie course ($195), and their own travel costs.

A program of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)