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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. 

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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

SundaySun, 24 JanJanuary, 2021

Jewish Community Dinner for UMD

Sunday, Jan 24th 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-jewish4 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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WednesdayWed, 10 FebFebruary, 2021

Social Action Committee (SAC)meeting

Wednesday, Feb 10th 7:00p to 8:30pMonthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members in mitzvot and tikkun olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy at socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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SundaySun, 28 FebFebruary, 2021

Jewish Community Dinner for UMD

Sunday, Feb 28th 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-jewish4 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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WednesdayWed, 10 MarMarch, 2021

Social Action Committee (SAC)meeting

Wednesday, Mar 10th 7:00p to 8:30pMonthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members in mitzvot and tikkun olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy at socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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WednesdayWed, 10 MarMarch, 2021

Social Action Committee (SAC)meeting

Wednesday, Mar 10th 7:00p to 8:30pMonthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members in mitzvot and tikkun olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy at socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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WednesdayWed, 14 AprApril, 2021

Social Action Committee (SAC)meeting

Wednesday, Apr 14th 7:00p to 8:30pMonthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members in mitzvot and tikkun olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy at socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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SundaySun, 25 AprApril, 2021

Jewish Community Dinner for UMD

Sunday, Apr 25th 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-jewish4 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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WednesdayWed, 12 MayMay, 2021

Social Action Committee (SAC)meeting

Wednesday, May 12th 7:00p to 8:30pMonthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members in mitzvot and tikkun olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy at socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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WednesdayWed, 12 MayMay, 2021

Social Action Committee (SAC)meeting

Wednesday, May 12th 7:00p to 8:30pMonthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members in mitzvot and tikkun olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy at socialaction@judeareform.org for more information.

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SundaySun, 23 MayMay, 2021

Jewish Community Dinner for UMD

Sunday, May 23rd 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-jewish4 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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We Are Actively Engaged With

Church World Service, Compass Center, CROP Walk, Durham CAN, Durham Congregations in Action, Durham PRIDE, El Refugio at Stewart, Families Moving Forward, The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, InterFaith Council (IFC) of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Habitat for Humanity, HIAS, Meals on Wheels of Durham, NAACP NC/Forward Together, Project Linus, Religious Action Coalition of the URJ, TIARI, Urban Ministries of Durham

 

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Social Action During A Pandemic 

While our physical building is closed during the pandemic, the heart of Judea Reform Congregation is wide open, and we are actively engaging with our community in Tikkun Olam. Our community has come together virtually, online, while following "physical distancing" recommendations in a remarkable spirit of giving, sharing and healing. As a congregation we are finding new ways to help from home—donate, advocate, volunteer, and educate.

Social Action Spotlight

40th Annual Meals on Wheels Christmas Dinner

“Judea congregants often found that we have received substantially more than we gave in this act of direct service. For 40 years, to the nearly 500 clients of Meals on Wheels of Durham in 2020, we continue to meet love with love!”
           - David Rousso, lay leader and fundraiser for the 2020 MOW Christmas Dinner

 

 

Learn more about the story of Judea’s longest continuing mitzvah and partnership with MOWD.
Learn more about Meals on Wheels Durham.

Sat, January 16 2021 3 Sh'vat 5781