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 Seminar

The Balfour Brickner Clergy Seminar and Fellowship Program is designed exclusively 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.

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

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

Join us for Jewish Teen Activism During COVID-19

April 29, 2020
The world has changed significantly since the RAC concluded our 2019-2020 L’Taken Social Justice Seminar season in early March. After 2,000 high school students came to Washington D.C. and successfully lobbied their members of Congress, the RAC staff tallied up the results of the teens’ efforts.