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: TevelbTzedek@gmail.com

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! Michalya@gmail.com

  • 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!