Uri L'Tzedek is now accepting applications from college and graduate students for their 2011 Summer Fellowship Program in New York. This 6-week program is an opportunity to work alongside Uri L'Tzedek's staff and board, experiencing the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective non-profit organization, gaining exposure to communal Jewish life, effecting change, and learning Torah, social justice philosophy, and community organizing models.
Fellows will be based in New York City and will dedicate their time to some of the following innovative projects: Tav HaYosher (the ethical seal for kosher restaurants), organizational development, communications, education, service, community outreach, website development, multi-media, and technology.
Fellows will participate in weekly seminars focusing on the role of social justice in the Torah, workshops devoted to social justice and community organizing, and dialogues about the religious and emotional dimensions of the fellowship. Sessions will be led by Uri L'Tzedek's staff and board, local rabbis, and social justice professionals. Uri L'Tzedek fellows are volunteers.
Uri L'Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression. Through community based education, leadership development and action, Uri L'Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world.
Uri L'Tzedek utilizes a three pronged strategy in their mission to create a more just world. It consists of Education, Leadership Development, and Action.