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Rabbi Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Seminar: General Information

The Balfour Brickner Clergy Seminar and Fellowship Program is designed exclusively to help rabbis and cantors with their social justice work. Participants will be given the foundation, learning, and skills to become more effective social justice leaders.  

As part of this fellowship clergy will:

  • Connect with a community of like minded Rabbis and Cantors
  • 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 continued leadership training and deep Jewish text study.
  • Monthly distance learning phone calls or webinars
  • Guidance to help Rabbis and Cantors transform their learning into action
  • Participation in the 2019 Consultation on Conscience program and lobby day 

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 May 19-21, 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 Organize course ($195), and their own travel costs.

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