Have tons of idealism and want to help Nepal inch its way from a monarchy with a marxist rebellion, to a stable democracy? Well seriously, here is the coolest Jewish social justice program this year:

Tevel b’Tzedek
(The world –in justice)
An Israeli-based Non Governmental Organization
for Social and Environmental Justice

Is seeking candidates for a 4-month program in Kathmandu Nepal, during which participants will intern with local human rights, social justice or environmental organizations.

In addition to the volunteer internships, the program will include:

* Study of globalization and its affect on developing countries.
* Study of Nepalese language and culture
* Study of Jewish sources and traditions on social, economic and environmental justice, from the prophets until contemporary thinkers, and a discussion of our place as Jews and Israelis in the struggle for better world.

Interns will be placed In organizations / projects according to their interests and skills.

The fourth cohort will begin September 1st
For an application form or more information: [email protected]

tip: Lisa Klug of “Cool Jew”

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Rabbi Yonah


  • Hey! I’m trying to get in on this! I emailed the gmail address listed twice and havent received anything back. Anybody know any other contact info? How to I reach the cool jew, Lisa Klug?
    Much obliged

  • Hey Ben,

    Have you received the application materials? If you are from NZ we have sent them to you! Please be in touch directly if you need any more information! [email protected]

  • I love hearing about programs like this! I heard from a friend who is volunteering in Nepal that it is still going on. I hope a lot of people apply – it is great to hear about so many Jews doing tikkun olam out there in the world. I was just in Nepal and met a lot of people doing just that.

    You should let your volunteers know that before they go they should look at http://www.travelingrabbi.com – it has a lot of information on Jewish resources in Nepal. It could make their time there even easier and better! Also, please come post a link to this blog on our Nepal page so our readers will learn about your program – I know some of them would love to get involved!