Are you a rabbinical student interested in service and exploring the connections between Jewish tradition and socail justice? This winter, you can put your passion into action with American Jewish World Service’s (AJWS) Rabbinical Students’ Delegation (RSD).

RSD is an annual trip that, for the last 10 years has brought a group of rabbinical students from across the religious spectrum for an 11-day trip of learning, service, cross-cultural exchange and community building. In past years the RSD has traveled to places like Ghana and El Salavador. This year’s delegation will head to Muchucuxcah, Mexico where they will be joined by scholar-in-residence Rabbi Danny Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of the The Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

The students will also work with Hombre Sobre La Tierra, an AJWS partner organization founded in 1994 and located in the Yucatan. HST works with Mayan communities to promote environmental sustainability and food self-sufficiency, and also works to advance the integration of women in the local economy.

Sound like a perfect fit? Apply by October 18th to be an AJWS’ Rabbinical Students’ Delegation fellow this January 2-12, 2011. Still have some questions? Find out more here, or attend an upcoming informational session at any of the following schools:

Jewish Theological Seminary September 14, 12:00 p.m.
Hebrew Union College- NY October 5, 11:00 a.m.
American Jewish University October 6, 12:00 p.m.
Hebrew Union College -LA October 6, 3:00 p.m.
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College October 11, 11:30 a.m.
Hebrew Union College – Cincinnati October 13, 1:00 p.m.

The application deadline is October 18, 2010. To complete one online, visit AJWS’ website.