RPF Grantee

The Witness Institute

  • Project

    Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

  • Program Area

    Applying Jewish Wisdom /

    Social Justice

  • Year

    2021

  • Amount

    $75,000

  • Description

    Inspired by the legacy of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, the Witness Institute strives to create a more compassionate and just world by sparking moral activism. Led by Rabbi Ariel Burger—one of Wiesel’s mentees—the Institute piloted the ethics-based Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, in 2021. Rooted in Wiesel’s core teachings, this 15-month-long cohort program helps leaders cultivate introspection, collaboration, and skills to influence their communities towards moral action.

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