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Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: T RUAH

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New York, NY
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T’ruah Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/01/2014: T’ruah

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: T RUAH

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Physical Address: New York, NY 100018 
EIN: 45-0464545
Web URL: www.truah.org 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
X Religion, Spiritual Development
X30 Jewish
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q70 International Human Rights
Ruling Year: 2002 


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Mission Statement

T'ruah is an organization of rabbis from all streams of Judaism that acts on the Jewish imperative to respect and protect the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we advocate for human rights in Israel and North America.

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

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Rabbi Jill Jacobs

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Since Apr 2011

Profile:

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. She is the author of There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition(http://www.amazon.com/There-Shall-Be-Needy-Tradition/dp/1580233945) and Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community(http://www.jewishlights.com/page/product/978-1-58023-4535) . Rabbi Jacobs has been named to the Forward’s list of 50 influential American Jews (2006(http://www.forward.com/forward-50-2008/)  and 2008(http://www.forward.com/forward-50-2006/) ), to The Jewish Week’s first list of “36 under 36(http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/36_under_36_next_wave_social_justice_global_change) ” (2008), and to Newsweek’s list of the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America(http://www.newsweek.com/2010/06/28/the-50-most-influential-rabbis-in-america.html)  (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

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Budget:
$500,000
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

OUR ORGANIZATION ENGAGES IN CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES. SPECIFICALLY, OVER THE PAST YEAR WE HAVE CREATED EDUCATIONAL AND LITURGICAL RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS ON JUDAISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR USE BY RABBIS AND OTHERS IN SYNAGOGUES NATIONWIDE. WITH THESE RESOURCES AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS, WE HAVE FOSTERED SUPPORT FOR THE RELIGIOUS MISSION AND ACTIVITIES OF RABBIS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISRAEL

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

We train and mobilize our network of 1800 rabbis to be moral leaders on the most important issues of the day. Through this network, we have organized tens of thousands of Jews to oppose U.S.-sponsored torture, to support safe labor practices for tomato pickers, to fight human trafficking in North America, and to protect Palestinians and Bedouins from expulsion from their homes in Israel.
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