Leadership Development

Opportunities For Clergy

Rabbinic Moral Leadership Gathering

As we navigate turbulent times, in which divisive rhetoric and policies threaten many of our fundamental values, now more than ever we need rabbis to speak with moral clarity and lead their congregations to act for justice.

Rabbi Balfour Brickner Clergy Fellowship

The Balfour Brickner Clergy Fellowship is designed to help Rabbis and Cantors bring social justice closer to the center of congregational life. Fellows will gain foundational learning and skills to become effective social justice leaders. Complimenting ongoing learning, fellows participate in facilitated small cohorts. These groups will reflect and engage in peer-to-peer learning to support the progress of their social justice work and objectives.

Resources for Rabbis

Here you can find sample sermons and "sermon starters" on a variety of issues, holiday guides, creative resources to blend social justice into worship and preaching, and more.

Empowering Young Leaders

L'Taken Social Justice Seminars

At the Bernard and Audre Rapoport L'Taken Social Justice Seminars, teens from across North America converge on Washington, DC for four days of advocacy and action.

Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship

The Legislative Assistant Program is a year-long fellowship for recent college graduates or individuals with equivalent academic and professional experience, who are interested in Judaism, social justice, and policy. The program is designed as training opportunity for new professionals interested in learning about and contributing to the work of Jewish social justice.

Social Justice Academy

We are not currently offering the Social Justice Academy with our programs beginning to resume in-person. Our commitment to the pursuit of justice and providing meaningful opportunities for our high school students is unwavering. To that end, we launched the RAC Social Justice Academy—a new program for the 2020-2021 year to offer meaningful, fun and actionable Jewish social justice education in a virtual setting in light of the injustice the pandemic laid bare.

What's New

Jewish Social Justice as a Jew of Color Legislative Assistant

November 29, 2021
I have always felt a strong sense of family when in Jewish spaces. Yet, my life experience has taught me that it is through the encounters with people of different backgrounds who have unique stories that the direction we take is shaped. This idea has helped me to no longer ask about what I deserve in life, but rather how I can use my privilege to give back to others. The same drive is what led me to apply to the Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship at the Religious Action Center - a unique opportunity to make a difference not many people believe is possible.