T'ruah (Formerly Rabbis for Human Rights)

T'ruah (Formerly Rabbis for Human Rights)

In 2011, Rabbi Penzner traveled to Immokalee, Florida, through Rabbis for Human Rights (now T'ruah). As one of the first "Tomato Rabbis," she inspired us in her Rosh Hashanah sermon to join the campaign to encourage Trader Joe's to sign onto the Fair Food Program. With much congregational support, including rallies at local Trader Joe's, the company agreed to sign on in February 2013. The campaign continues, as we seek to support a living wage for migrant workers and to stop slavery, abuse and sexual harrassment in the tomato fields. For updated information, go to http://ciw-online.org/.

In December 2011, with support from HBT congregants, T'ruah honored Rabbi Penzner as a Rabbinic Human Rights Hero. They recognized her for her leadership in the Hyatt Hotel boycott on behalf of hospitality workers, as well as her overall commitment to social justice. The photo below shows the strong support of HBT members who traveled to New York for the event.