T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, an organization led by rabbis from all streams of Judaism, will honor four human rights leaders at its annual benefit on Tuesday, March 25 at Affirmation Arts in Manhattan. The event will spotlight individuals who exemplify T'ruah's mission of bringing a Jewish moral voice to the most pressing human rights issues of our time.
This year T’ruah will present the first Lifetime Achievement Award to Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a founding board member of T'ruah, and founder and director of The Shalom Center in Philadelphia, PA, for his decades-long commitment to modern liberation struggles, including racial justice, environmental concerns, feminism, and the freedom of Tibet. T'ruah's Rabbinical Human Rights Hero Awards will be presented to Rabbi Kliel Rose of Beth Shalom in Alberta, Canada and Rabbi Dara Frimmer of Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles, CA, who were both nominated for this honor by dedicated members of their respective communities for their tireless dedication to human rights.
The Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Award will be presented to Martina E. Vanden-berg, president and founder of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, for her continuous and tireless fight against human trafficking.