Students engage in activism around many issues through the office of student life, in community-based internships, and in response to their individual passions for justice and social change. You may join other students in actions to help preserve the environment, to aid victims of natural disasters or to raise the minimum wage in the state of Pennsylvania. Many RRC students also engage in international issues through organizations such as T'ruah (Formerly Rabbis for Human Rights–North America) and the American Jewish World Service.
In the Fall of 2010, RRC launched a unique initiative to build a curriculum around social justice organizing for rabbis. Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, '85, teaches courses, supervises internships and leads the Social Justice Organizing Program.
Interfaith engagement and dialogue form additional strong components of activism at RRC, with courses, service learning experiences and internships available. Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, '82, Ph.D., created and heads the Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives. This department has done ground-breaking work in Jewish-Muslim dialogue, thanks, in part, to a series of generous grants from the Henry R. Luce Foundation.