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Rabbi Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Seminar: General Information

The Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Seminar and Fellowship Program is designed exclusively to help rabbis with their social justice work. This program is designed to provide the foundation and skills to make rabbis more effective social justice advocates.  

As part of this fellowship Rabbis will:

  • Connect with a community of like minded Rabbis
  • Act for justice in their community
  • Have multiple opportunities for text study
  • Learn the practical skils of social justice advocacy 
  • Lobby Members of Congress

The Fellowship includes:

  • A 5-day retreat at the Pearlstone retreat center just outside of Baltimore, March 6-10, 2016
  • Monthly distance learning phone calls or webinars
  • Guidance to help Rabbis transform thier learning into action
  • Participation in the 2017 Consultation on Conscience program and lobby day April 30, 2017

Fellows will:

  • Participate in the retreat and monthly distance learning
  • Take action with the RAC
  • Make a financial gift to the RAC
  • Bring a delegation to the 2017 Consultation on Conscience

The program is open to members of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Rabbinical Assembly, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, or the Rabbinical Council of America.

The program is free and includes hotel accommodations, local transportation, all meals, speaker fees and program materials. Participants are only responsible for their own travel costs.

A joint program of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), and CLAL (the National Jewish Center for Leadership and Learning)