Are you passionate about training Jewish communities in fighting racism? Do you have significant organizing experience? Do you enjoy inspiring and building the leadership of clergy? Do you love talking on the phone with new people? Are you excited to be a part of a team of colleagues organizing, training, and amplifying the voices of rabbis and cantors to address pressing human rights issues? Are you interested in working with a cohort of synagogues to understand racism and white privilege, leading to better engagement with local campaigns for justice?
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is seeking an experienced, organized, and self-motivated organizer and trainer to work with clergy and synagogues in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester. This is a full-time position for a rabbi or cantor or for a professional with experience organizing Jewish clergy and synagogues, and able to train (or hire) on issues of racial justice.
Who We Are
T’ruah trains and mobilizes more than 2,000 rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.
What You’ll Do
The NY Organizer position, which reports to T’ruah’s Deputy Director and is a member of the Organizing Team led by the Rabbinic Organizer, is responsible for two main areas of work: coordinating and expanding T’ruah’s clergy members in the greater NY area; and working with a cohort of 8-12 synagogues on internal issues of racial justice. This role is focused on leadership development among rabbis, cantors, and supporters, organizing, and network building, as well as coordinating a racial justice program for predominantly white Jewish institutions. Some local travel is required (once this becomes safe), and other duties as assigned. This is a new position.
You’ll have these major responsibilities:
Organizing synagogues to engage on internal racial justice processes
Who You Are
You are an organizer and a team player eager to collaborate closely with the other members of the Program Staff. Specifically, you will be or have most or all of the following:
To learn more about our work, visit www.truah.org or find us @truahrabbis on Twitter and Facebook.
What Else You Should Know
T’ruah is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.
This position is full-time and will be based in T’ruah’s office in New York City when that is eventually possible. Currently work from home, but organizer must live in the NYC area and be able to travel regionally.
The starting salary for this role is $70,000 plus generous benefits.
The ideal candidate will be available to start as soon as possible.
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