“I learned that being committed to Judaism does not have to be in conflict with my commitment to human rights. Human rights can actually enhance my Jewish identity based on what I learned from the Jewish tradition.”
APPLY BY: 31st December
INTERVIEWS: 12th and 13th January
PROGRAMME begins 31st January
The René Cassin Fellowship Programme (RCFP) explores Jewish visions for a just society and provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and contacts needed to enhance their activism in the areas of social justice and international human rights. The RCFP brings together a cohort of exceptional young professionals to explore human rights issues through a uniquely Jewish lens.
Join us for the 2017 René Cassin Fellowship Programme and:
· Hear from leading experts on crucial human rights issues — including modern day slavery, asylum and discrimination
· Travel to Budapest on a five day trip to meet and learn from Jewish and Romani change-makers (Check out the 2015 trip to Budapest here.)
· Get ‘skilled up’ on how to campaign for change
· Launch your own campaign with support from René Cassin staff
“A wonderful, inspiring programme. I hope that it’s a springboard for the future and an avenue to change.”
Want to know more?
Drop us an email for an application pack or if you have any questions about the programme.
You can download the flyer here.
Objectives of the RCFP
- To deepen and broaden participants’ knowledge and understanding of human rights principles and Jewish visions of a just society – through the study of Jewish experience and values and contemporary international human rights issues
- To galvanise a movement of Jewish social activists who will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to promote social justice and human rights in the UK
- To create a group of deeply committed human rights advocates who are actively involved in René Cassin’s campaigning and mobilisation work and help increase the organisation’s profile and outreach within the community.
What did past Fellows say about the programme?
- “It was really empowering to feel part of a global Jewish community that cares about human rights.” – Naama Weinberg
- “A wonderful, inspiring programme. I hope that it’s a springboard for the future and an avenue to change.” – James Masters
- “I feel I have much more knowledge and confidence to discuss human rights affairs globally and in the UK.” Fellow 2015
- “This program must continue. I have never has such a compressed experience with so much growth and so much learning” – Mike Schwartz
- “I learned that being committed to Judaism does not have to be in conflict with my commitment to human rights. Human rights can actually enhance my Jewish identity based on what I learned from the Jewish tradition.” – Carolina Rios Mandel
- “The study tour has caused me to think more about my future role in human rights work and the extent to which I’d like to connect it overtly with my Jewish identity.” – Hannah Schraer
- “I’m more aware of the links between Judaism and human rights. I’m more aware also of specific human rights issues as a result of the talks. Going forward, it’s motivated me to get more involved in human rights campaigns.” Fellow 2015
- “As I had not previously studied international human rights law, it was extremely interesting for me to learn more about this through the reading/presentations, and has informed my work in the human rights field.” Fellow 2015
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