These five rabbis — from left, Aderet Drucker, Jill Perlman, Rachel Kahn-Troster, Barbara Penzner, and Jessica Graf — all are AJWS global justice fellows. (Photos by Christine Han Photography)
When you want to help the victims of injustice, it is not enough to hear about their suffering secondhand and then decide what they need, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster of Teaneck said.
Instead, it’s more effective to speak directly with people who already are addressing these problems on the ground, and to find out what they are doing and what they need.
“It’s important that the action always roots back to the…