Wondering what it’s like to participate in JCUA’s Or Tzedek organizing internship for young Jewish leaders? Here’s what some of our recent participants have to say about the program:

We are the generation that is going to make the change necessary for a more inclusive society. Before any change can happen though, we have to learn about the issues at hand and what has been done so far to address them. We have to learn how to work with others and engage our community behind our work. These are all skills/tools this program has taught me, and I can’t wait to use them to make the world a better place” – Hope Werstler, Or Tzedek Alum 2020

Or Tzedek provides an outlet for your frustrations in a system that seems to ignore the voice of the people. By teaching you how to voice your concerns and take action, Or Tzedek can help you create the world as it should be.”– Sabrina Goldsmith, Or Tzedek Alum, 2018 and 2020

“Or Tzedek was a fantastic way to see that the Jewish community is not only very involved in justice for all, but to understand that fighting for that justice is a Jewish imperative.” – Toby Straus, Or Tzedek Alum 2020

“I would say that I took away not only knowledge about where to start helping on causes I am passionate about, but also friendships, new relationships, and amazing experiences!”Kayla Chander, Or Tzedek Alum 2020