Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

T’ruah

The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

New York, NY   |  www.truah.org

Mission

T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights brings together 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. - See more at: http://truah.org/who-we-are/mission-statement.html#sthash.gg7AiAGV.dpuf

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Main address

266 West 37th Street Suite 803

New York, NY 10018 USA

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Formerly known as

Rabbis for Human Rights-North America

EIN

45-0464545

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Jewish (X30)

International Human Rights (Q70)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Organize rabbis and cantors, train rabbinical students, amplify voices of rabbis and cantors.

We organize rabbis, cantors and their communities to make an impact through specific human rights campaigns. We train rabbinical and cantorial students and rabbis and cantors to be powerful human rights leaders. We amplify the voices of rabbis and cantors on the pressing human rights concerns of our time.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Charting impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We believe that the job of a rabbi, and the job of the Jewish community, is to be human rights leaders. To that end, we train and mobilize rabbis and rabbinical students to engage their communities in protecting human rights. In our current campaigns, we aim to end the occupation and create a viable two-state solution that will enable both Israelis and Palestinians to have a better future; ensure a long-term solution that allows Bedouin Israelis to live in dignity and with their communities; end modern-day slavery and human trafficking in the United States; ensure that the U.S. never again engages in torture; and reform the systems of policing and mass incarceration that have a disproportionate effect on communities of color in the U.S.

Our strategies include:<br/>--Mobilizing rabbis and their communities on campaigns on which we can have an impact, both in North America, and in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.<br/>--Training rabbinical students and rabbis to be human rights leaders.<br/>--Lifting up the voices of rabbis as moral leaders on human rights.

We have a network of 2000 rabbis and cantors, proven success in organizing for change, and deep knowledge of the Jewish wisdom that inspires us.

Financials

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Operations

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T’ruah

Board of directors
as of 7/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rabbi Michael Latz


Board co-chair

Rabbi Michael Lezak

Rachel Gartner

Georgetown University

Michael Lezak

Glide Center for Social Justice

Toba Spitzer

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek

Mordechai Liebling

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Joshua Grater

Friends in Deed

Joyce Galaski

Congregation Ahavas Achim

Sid Schwarz

Clergy Leadership Incubator

Anna Boswell-Levy

Congregation Kol Emet

Ayelet Cohen

New Israel Fund

Ellen Lippman

Kolot Chayeinu

Eric Solomon

Congregation Beth Meyer

Esther Lederman

Union for Reform Judaism

Kenneth Chasen

Leo Baeck Temple

Lester Bronstein

Bet Am Shalom Synagogue

Lizzi Heydemann

Mishkan Chicago

Michael Latz

Shir Tikvah Congregation

Nancy Wiener

Hebrew Union College

Paula Marcus

Temple Beth El

Anne Germanacos

Germanacos Foundation

Janice Fine

Rutgers University

Marc Gross

Pomerantz LLP

Susan Talve

Central Reform Congregation

Josh Mikutis

Hebrew Union College

David Stone

Retired

Eric Sloan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/28/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Keywords

human rights, jewish, rabbi