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SOCIAL ACTION 

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Social Action

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.

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Mitzvah Day 2019

We invite you to join us for our annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, February 24, from 9am to noon, when we will continue our annual tradition of engaging together in meaningful and helpful projects to share in direct action, advocacy and systemic change to better our greater community.  

Please sign up to donate blood, contribute needed supplies, and register for one of ten service projects on the 2019 Mitzvah Day Page.

Tzedakah Box Donations

Tzedakah cannot be translated because it joins together two concepts that in other languages are opposites, namely charity and justice. It is the idea that no one should be without the basic requirements of existence, and that those who have more than they need must share some of that surplus with those who have less. This is fundamental to the kind of society the Israelites were charged with creating, namely one in which everyone has a basic right to a dignified life and equal worth as citizens in the community. - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, from his essay "Tzedakah: The Untranslatable Virtue."

Tzedakah Box Contributions made in January and February will be donated to support the needs (educational, medical, legal, housing) of the family of Samuel Oliver-Bruno. Judea's Immigrant Justice work included visiting and breaking bread with Samuel while he was in Sanctuary at the CityWell church. Samuel was snatched in a trap by ICE on Nov 23 and was deported to Mexico a week later. His son is both a full time student and working full time to support the family, and now faces legal costs associated with being arrested during his father's arrest.

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Todah Rabah, JRC. You contributed over $1000 to support our neighbors in eastern NC recover from Hurricane Florence. Your generous donations were distributed to Manna From Heaven Faith Apostolic Church and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.

 

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Sat, January 19 2019 13 Sh'vat 5779