Begin the new Jewish year by building a more just world together with Uri L'Tzedek!
Uri L'Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression. Through community based education, leadership development and action, Uri L'Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world.
WHAT WE DO:
Pillar #1: Education/Thought Leadership
Our Social Justice Beit Midrash takes place monthly in New York and convenes Jewish educators, scholars, and cutting-edge activists to create a new hermeneutic that integrates traditional textual study and contemporary social needs. To date, we have tackled the most important social justice issues such as domestic violence, micro-finance, ethical consumption, prison reform, and many others. We have hosted over 100 Social Justice Batei Midrash, impacting thousands across the country.
Uri L’Tzedek staff and board play a leading role in the Jewish public sphere by speaking across the country. We they have authored over 100 op-eds that appeared in The Forward, Ha’aretz, and other leading Jewish publications and have been profiled over 100 times in print media. Our thought leadership has shifted the discourse in the Jewish world by including an Orthodox social justice voice.
Uri L’Tzedek launched a Business Ethics (“BE”) campaign to lead the discourse through our new campaign to raise the literacy in the Orthodox community on the halacha related to business ethics and to bring the inspiration of our Torah and traditional learning on business ethics to commercial dealings.
Pillar #2: Leadership Development
Uri L’Tzedek has created different fellowships that train emerging adults with the skills necessary to become community organizers, social entrepreneurs, and change-agents. The Uri L’Tzedek Summer Fellowship, is a transformative leadership program that combines innovative social activism with leadership development and Torah, while the semester long Amos Fellowship is a unique opportunity to take leadership roles in social justice campaigns. Through Uri L’Tzedek fellowships and other leadership opportunities, over 100 emerging adults have been trained as Orthodox social justice activists.
Pillar #3: Action
Over 85 kosher restaurants are certified by Uri L’Tzedek’s Tav HaYosher. Over forty social justice activists have been trained to run compliance visits at the certified establishments.
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