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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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Tzedakah Box Donations

March & April Tzedakah Box
All donations made in March & April 2019 are designated for ending gun violence and will be contributed to the March for Our Lives.

 

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."

 

 

Upcoming Events

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  • Sunday
    Apr  7
    Durham CROP Walk
    Sunday, Apr 7th 2:30p to 6:00p
    Ending Hunger One Step at a Time, the Durham CROP Walk is a 8k (4.8 mile)* round trip walk from the Duke Chapel. Join us and walk with Judea Reform.Let us know if you plan to come, want more information or wish to carpool from JRC. Contact socialaction@judeareform.org. To register and learn more about this event visit http://durhamcropwalk.org/

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  • Monday
    Apr  8
    Families Moving Forward (off-site service project)
    Monday, Apr 8th (All day)
    Once per quarter, JRC and two other congregations provide dinner and childcare at Families Moving Forward (formerly Genesis Home) so family adults can attend educational events. For more info, please contact lay leader Tina.Prinstein@gmail.com.

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  • Sunday
    Apr  14
    RAC Delegation Meeting
    Sunday, Apr 14th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Consultation on Conscience - May 19-21, Washington, DC join our delegation - conference registration filling up! There has never been a better time to repair the world. In May 2019, as we continue to face legislative and cultural challenges to some of our deepest-held beliefs and values, social justice leaders from across the Reform Jewish Movement will gather in Washington, DC to chart our path forward. Join JRC’s Delegation - Register soon as the conference is filling up! Contact Social Action Chair Marian.Abernathy@gmail.com

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  • Sunday
    Apr  14
    "Dismantling Racism" Workshop (off-site in Chapel Hill)
    Sunday, Apr 14th 2:00p to 5:30p
    Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time Hosted by Kehillah Synagogue, co-sponsored by Judea Reform and the Community Church of Chapel Hill Dr David Campf will lead an interactive, skills-based workshop which will provide participants with specific tools for for honest and more effective conversations about race with white friends, relatives and neighbors. For tickets and more information, go to: http://tinyurl.com/white-ally-toolkit. 1200 Mason Farm Road | Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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  • Wednesday
    Apr  17
    The Chance to Live: Documentary Screening (off-site at the JCC)
    Wednesday, Apr 17th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Social Justice Film Screening - The Chance to Live: Documentary Screening An engaging documentary short on a single day in the lives of one NC Triangle Area family who sought asylum in the States from violence in Colombia. Screening followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Grace Beeler. Free and open to the community. Hosted by The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill and The Levin JCC and co-sponsored by JRC's Refugee and Immigrant Justice Committee

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  • Sunday
    Apr  28
    Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus
    Sunday, Apr 28th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Join us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to knit blankets for Project Linus.

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  • Sunday
    Apr  28
    Casseroles Making cancelled in observance of Passover
    Sunday, Apr 28th 9:35a to 11:00a
    the casserole making port of Social Action Sunday has cancelled its April meeting in observance of Passover

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  • Wednesday
    May  1
    "I Shall Not Be Silent" documentary film
    Wednesday, May 1st 7:00p to 8:30p
    Screening & discussion of the documentary film about civil rights activist, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, “I Shall Not Be Silent” co-presented by the Adult Education and Social Action Committees. His nephew, Rabbi Jonathan Prinz, will join us for a discussion following the screening. http://www.prinzdocumentary.org/

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  • Sunday
    May  5
    Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus
    Sunday, May 5th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Join us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to knit blankets for Project Linus.

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  • Sunday
    May  5
    Social Action Sundays: Casserole Cooking
    Sunday, May 5th 9:30a to 12:30p
    Join us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to make casseroles to be donated to Urban Ministries of Durham.

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Mon, March 25 2019 18 Adar II 5779