Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I have only one job option left.

Dear Elizabeth:

We want to thank you for applying to the Religious Action Center’s Eisendrath Legislative Assistant program.

This year, we had an impressive (and record number!) group of applicants, all of whom showed extraordinary levels of commitment to tikkun olam. The academic excellence and remarkable extracurricular work of all those who applied leaves us in awe of the levels of accomplishment among our applicants. It is clear the future of the Jewish community’s commitment to social justice is assured. Unfortunately, because of limited space, we are unable to offer you a position at the RAC next year.

As you know, much of the RAC’s work is done in coalition with other progressive organizations. As we hear of other job opportunities, we hope that you will allow us the liberty of sharing your resume with those organizations. Please let us know if you would prefer we not do so.

Again, thank you for your interest in the Legislative Assistant program. We are honored by your commitment to the Reform Movement and hope that it is one that will remain throughout your life. We also hope you will stay in touch with us and let us know if we can be of assistance in your job search and beyond.