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These publications are useful tools for congregational lay leaders, clergy, educators, and other staff managing social action programming and socially responsible practices.
Fedral security funding and policies for congregations
Resources for Synagogue Security in the 21st Century
In the U.S. Senate, a bipartisan bill known as the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S. 2123) has been introduced and successfully voted out of committee.
Begin your social justice project, meeting, Mitzvah Day or special occasion with a blessing! Our wallet-sized blessing cards are standard business card-sized, 2" x 3.5" and can be printed right from your home or office printer. Social Justice Blessing Cards How to print: Print cards on 8.5" x 11"...
Downloadable Social Justice Text Study (ready to print) Climate Change Program Materials Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support the Green Climate Fund Climate Change Living Talmud (ready to print) Climate Change Living Talmud Discussion Questions PowerPoint Presentation: Green Climate Fund Economic.
Isabel P. Dunst is the incoming chair of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, as of January 2016. A Member of the URJ Board (and formerly a Vice Chair), she served as President of Temple Sinai of Washington, DC from 1994 to 1996, and is currently an Officer of that congregation.
Purim is the most curious of the Jewish holidays. Rabbis have sanctioned, even encouraged behavior that was ordinarily forbidden by halachah (Jewish law)
The current refugee crisis is the most pressing since World War II; more than 22.5 million people qualify for refugee status, over 5 million of them from Syria alone. Today, more than 65 million people worldwide are displaced, many of whom have been forced to flee their homes because of ongoing...