Rabbis Without Borders Fellowship Announcement

Rabbis Without BordersApplications are now being accepted to become a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow for 2013-2014. RWB fellows will gather in New York for two days, four times during the year to meet with leading thinkers in the fields of media, politics, business and explore trends in contemporary religion and spirituality. By learning with these experts, rabbis will be better able to appreciate and contribute to the American religious landscape, especially beyond the borders of their respective denominations, institutions and communities.

Fellows will engage in text study related to these topics and will be challenged throughout the year to think creatively, and express themselves in new ways. Continuity will be maintained between in-person gatherings through selected readings and online conversations. Fellows will incorporate the ideas presented into their work as concrete projects.

The ideal candidate is a rabbi who believes that the teachings of Judaism can help navigate every aspect of modern American life. This rabbi seeks to have an impact both within and beyond his or her individual congregation or organization. Creativity and an ability to think outside the box are valued qualities.

All travel and hotel costs will be covered.

To apply to be a RWB Fellow, please answer two questions: What is the most creative thing you have done as a rabbi or would like to do? And why would you like to be an RWB Fellow? Limit your answers to each question to one page a piece. Please include your name, current position, address and email address. Applications should be sent in one Word or PDF document to Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu at rsirbu@clal.org no later than May 10, 2013.

For more information please visit rabbiswithoutborders.org and facebook.com/rabbiswithoutborders.

About: Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders (RWB) is a pluralist, interdenominational network of rabbis who are able to make Jewish wisdom and traditions relevant and meaningful to anyone seeking greater meaning and purpose in their lives. The RWB Fellowship helps rabbis develop and communicate a Judaism that can compete in a globalized, networked world in which identities and communal boundaries are increasingly permeable. By participating in the RWB Fellowship, rabbis learn how to use Jewish wisdom to speak to contemporary American issues, how to use language that is open and inclusive to reach a larger audience, and how to use Jewish wisdom to add meaning to people’s lives.