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Social Action

When our ancestors received the Torah at Sinai, they responded in unison: Na’aseh v’Nishma: All this we will do and we will hear. According to Midrash, this show of our faith merits the salvation of the entire world. Judea Reform Congregation is a signatory to the Brit Olam, covenant with the world. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), created the Brit Olam to foster congregational work on Tzedek (justice) in addition to the Tzedakah (charity) that many engage in. Read our full story below.

 

 

Judea Reform Congregation's Tzedakah Box

All donations made to Judea Reform’s Tzedakah Box will be donated directly to an agency that serves and advocates for social justice. The beneficiary will be announced each month.

 

We Are Committed To:

  • Fostering a culture of sacred and civil dialogue in our community where all opinions are heard 
  • Acting in solidarity with vulnerable communities 
  • Building relationships across lines of difference in our local community 
  • Acting at the local, state/provincial, and/or federal levels to address the root causes of injustice and advocate for systemic change
  • Mobilizing around issues that resonate with our community

 

Upcoming Events

ThursdayThu, 19 MayMay, 2022

Habitat for Humanity Build with team Judea Reform

Thursday, May 19th 12:30p to 3:30pLooking for a fun, rewarding, hands-on opportunity to help create low income housing, and help that helps families begin to build the wealth needed to rise out of poverty? Join Judea Reform’s Habitat build team! Learn home construction skills, have a fun time working with other congregants, all while doing a mitzvah that helps a low income family build and buy their very own home. Skills are not a requisite, but your commitment is. Our team carefully works with a Habitat Build Supervisor to ensure that our build assignment meets our ability and honors any restrictions that volunteers need to set. To get started pre-register below and a team leader from Judea Reform will contact you with details to confirm your spot on the team! For more information email socialaction@judeareform.org

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SundaySun, 22 MayMay, 2022

Jewish Campus Blood Drive

Sunday, May 22nd 11:30a to 4:00pJewish Campus Blood Drive Sunday, May 22 from 11:30am to 4:00pm, Levin JCC JRC is once again partnering with Jewish For Good, Vaccine Ambassadors, and The Blood Connection to host a blood drive for area hospitals. Click here to schedule your time to donate For more information, please email Lana Dennis at ldennis@jewishforgood.org.

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SundaySun, 22 MayMay, 2022

Jewish Community Dinner for UMD

Sunday, May 22nd 12:30p to 1:00pWe've adapted how we are doing this during the COVID Crisis. Please see our new signup genius for info: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4cadad29a1fe3-jewish8 as we safely partner with Durham’s Jewish community to provide a dinner to 200 - 250 people on the fourth Sunday of each month at Urban Ministries Durham. Contact socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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ThursdayThu, 26 MayMay, 2022

Racial Justice & Equity Initiative (RJEI) Meetings

Thursday, May 26th 7:00p to 8:30pJudea's monthly meeting

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SundaySun, 12 JunJune, 2022

VIRTUAL Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus

Sunday, Jun 12th 10:00a to 11:30aJoin us to knit or sew blankets for Project Linus.

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ThursdayThu, 16 JunJune, 2022

Habitat for Humanity Build with team Judea Reform

Thursday, Jun 16th 12:30p to 3:30pLooking for a fun, rewarding, hands-on opportunity to help create low income housing, and help that helps families begin to build the wealth needed to rise out of poverty? Join Judea Reform’s Habitat build team! Learn home construction skills, have a fun time working with other congregants, all while doing a mitzvah that helps a low income family build and buy their very own home. Skills are not a requisite, but your commitment is. Our team carefully works with a Habitat Build Supervisor to ensure that our build assignment meets our ability and honors any restrictions that volunteers need to set. To get started pre-register below and a team leader from Judea Reform will contact you with details to confirm your spot on the team! For more information email socialaction@judeareform.org

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ThursdayThu, 23 JunJune, 2022

Racial Justice & Equity Initiative (RJEI) Meetings

Thursday, Jun 23rd 7:00p to 8:30pJudea's monthly meeting

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SundaySun, 26 JunJune, 2022

Jewish Community Dinner for UMD

Sunday, Jun 26th 12:30p to 1:00pWe've adapted how we are doing this during the COVID Crisis. Please see our new signup genius for info: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4cadad29a1fe3-jewish8 as we safely partner with Durham’s Jewish community to provide a dinner to 200 - 250 people on the fourth Sunday of each month at Urban Ministries Durham. Contact socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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Social Action at Judea Reform

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.

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyar 5782