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JRC Community Partnerships

Judea Reform is a long-standing member of the following interfaith organizations working locally for equity and social justice:

Durham CAN (Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods) is a broad-based, non-profit organization that works to coalesce, train, and organize communities in Durham across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and geographic lines for the public good. Our primary goal is to develop local leadership and organized power to change the conditions that prevent low- and moderate-income families from improving their circumstances. Contact to join our CAN Delegation. Learn more at 

Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA) is a consortium of 57 Durham churches and synagogues whose mission is to organize, implement and support a number of outreach activities and agencies in Durham. DCIA provides support, resources, and services to the homeless and hungry and offers interfaith networking opportunities to address the basic needs of Durham's citizens. Learn more at

Church World Service (CWS) of Durham welcomes refugees and immigrants from around the world into lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity in the Triangle. CWS works with community partners to educate the wider community, advocate for immigrant and refugee causes, and equip new refugees and immigrants for long-term success. Judea Reform Congregation has partnered with CWS providing back-to-school backpacks for refugee children, furnishing apartments for new arrivals, fundraising, and individuals volunteer in a variety of rewarding way. Learn more about CWS at and our refugee resettlement and immigrant justice work at

Families Moving Forward (FMF) offers a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness.  Working together, we create a path to stability and self-sufficiency through personalized services and ongoing community support.  Judea partners with two other congregations for one week each quarter providing dinners and childcare so parents can attend classes. To participate, contact Tina Prinstein .  Learn more about FMF at 

Habitat for Humanity of Durham builds new homes, rehabs existing homes and repairs older, owner-occupied homes that have fallen into a state of critical disrepair.  We work in partnership with homeowners-in-progress, volunteers and the community at large to achieve our mission of strengthening the community by providing low-income families with safe, decent and affordable housing. 
Judea’s Habitat team builds on the third Thursday of each month, and occasionally builds on Sundays with Habitat of Orange County. Visit JRC’s Habitat Page join our crew  Learn more at

IFC is the principal agency in Orange County for mobilizing our community to address homelessness, hunger, and economic disparity. A non-denominational social service organization, IFC offers emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children. The Community Kitchen serves hot meals to the public three times a day, every day. Project Homestart supports 33 homeless families with transitional housing and case management services. Learn more at

Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Durham is a non-profit agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for eligible homebound adults in our community. Our mission is to serve the elderly, frail, disabled, convalescing and others who cannot provide proper nutrition for themselves. Dedicated volunteers deliver lunches to our clients each weekday, with the objective of improving the nutritional status and health of these individuals. It is our goal that this combination of nutritious meals and social contact will help our clients to remain independent as long as possible. JRC has a long-standing tradition of donating, preparing and delivering meals to MOW of Durham clients on Christmas Day.  See how you can get involved with us  HERE. Learn more about MOW-Durham at

Urban Ministries (UMD) connects with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need.  Judea partners with Durham’s Jewish Community to provide and serve dinner to 200 guests at UMD the fourth Sunday of each month. Find out how you can help via our  Social Action SundaysSocial Action Sundays page.  Learn More at 

If you are interested in finding out more about some of our partners in Tikkun Olam and the many fulfilling social justice opportunities in our community, please email or contact SAC chair Marian Abernathy.

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