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Social Action Description

At the heart of our social action work is a commitment to bring into practice the core social justice values of Judaism and to pursue tikkun olam — 'repairing the world'— through individual and group action. The Social Action Committee offers projects in two important areas: Tzedakah, emergency relief for the most needy members of our community, and Tzedek, social advocacy projects which address root causes of injustice, inequality and environmental distress.

We are guided by the principles of Reform Judaism, the expertise of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, and the URJ's Commission on Social Action. We also work to build relationships with other faith communities in support of our common desire to create a more peaceful, more just world. The Social Action Committee welcomes new members and invites you to share ideas, know-how, and experiences to help us deepen and broaden our social justice work.

Judea Reform participates in a variety of ongoing social action projects; and, just about every month, you can find organized groups working toward this important part of Judaism. So take a look at the possibilities, and then check our calendar for times when you can find other people working to repair the world. Alone or together, every hand can help.

October Tzedakah Box

Donations to Judea’s Tzedakah Box (located in the front lobby) this month will benefit The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to help fight hunger in 34 counties, including the 28% of children in Durham living at or below the poverty level. For more information about ways you can help Judea Reform’s efforts to find hunger and poverty, please email socialaction@judeareform.org 

Tue, October 15 2019 16 Tishrei 5780