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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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Upcoming Events

Annual Meals On Wheel Mitzvah - food drive and sign up

Sunday, Nov 24th (All day)JRC's 39th Annual Meals on Wheels Christmas Dinner Service Project - be a part of this congregation-wide giving tradition https://www.judeareform.org/event/jrcs-39th-annual-meals-on-wheels-christmas-dinner.html

JRC Turkey and Gift Card Drive

Sunday, Nov 24th 9:15a to 12:30pOur annual turkey drive is here - but this year with a twist! We will now accept grocery gift cards as donations along with turkeys to our partners at Urban Ministries of Durham and Inter-Faith Council for Thanksgiving meals, and our Meals on Wheels Christmas Dinner. Please consider bringing a grocery gift card of $18 or $36 from Food Lion or Harris Teeter, or a frozen turkey to Judea Reform on Sunday, November 17 or 24 between 9:15-9:45 or 11:15-11:45 or 12:15-12:45 to the Lerner School or Judea Reform. You may also drop your gift cards in the Tzedakah box in the JRC lobby anytime the building is open. To arrange a separate turkey drop-off time or for more information contact Allan Friedman at afriedman@judeareform.org.

SAC Meeting

Wednesday, Dec 11th 7:00p to 8:30pSocial Action Committee (SAC) monthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members on mitzvah projects and tikkum olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy, marian.abernathy@gmail.com for more information.

Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus

Sunday, Dec 15th 9:30a to 11:00aJoin us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to knit blankets for Project Linus.

SAS Coffee & Cards for Immigrant Justice

Sunday, Dec 15th 9:30a to 11:00aJoin us for conversation and letter writing to advocate for and support refugees and immigrants.

Durham CAN Mtg (offsite)

Thursday, Dec 19th 6:00p to 8:00pJoin JRC members at a Durham CAN monthly Metro Council Meeting for a great opportunity to see who CAN is and how we all work together in community. To RSVP and join other congregants representing Judea Reform, contact Judea's liaison Sonia Laurie sonia.laurie@gmail.com for questions, location, carpooling, and action items. Durham CAN (Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods) is a broad-based, non-profit organization that works to coalesce, train, and organize communities in Durham across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and geographic lines for the public good. https://www.durhamcan.org/

39th ANNUAL MOW CHRISTMAS DINNER

Wednesday, Dec 25th (All day)

SAC Meeting

Wednesday, Jan 8th 7:00p to 8:30pSocial Action Committee (SAC) monthly planning meeting for social justice, direct service, education, and advocacy projects. Join JRC members on mitzvah projects and tikkum olam/repairing the world. Contact SAC Chair, Marian Abernathy, marian.abernathy@gmail.com for more information.

Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus

Sunday, Jan 12th 9:30a to 11:00aJoin us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to knit blankets for Project Linus.

Social Action Sundays: Casserole Cooking

Sunday, Jan 12th 9:30a to 12:00pJoin us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to make casseroles to be donated to Urban Ministries of Durham.

 

Fri, November 22 2019 24 Cheshvan 5780