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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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Crisis at McDougald Terrace: You Can Help

You've probably read or heard about the mass evacuation of McDougald Terrace residents due to carbon monoxide leaks. In the past few days, 256 families have been evacuated to local hotels and they have no idea when they will be able to return to their homes.   Many now have no ability to cook or prepare food in hotel rooms or to get their children to and from schools. At Monday night's City Council meeting (1/6/20) citizens heard first hand from residents about unsafe, unsanitary conditions and poor maintenance over many years.

To learn how Judea Reform is pitching in, click here.

Upcoming Events

SAC Meeting

Wednesday, Mar 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.

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Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus

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

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Social Action meeting

Wednesday, Mar 18th 6:30p to 8:30pVulnerable families fund

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Habitat For Humanity - Build in Durham

Thursday, Mar 19th 12:30p to 3:30pJoin Judea's handy and happy crew helping to build homes for lower-income folks in Durham. JRC works with Durham Habitat on the 3rd Thursday of each month and welcomes new builders and folks interested in direct service for affordable housing. Questions? Please email Lloyd lkcomstock21@gmail.com.

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Durham CAN Mtg (offsite)

Thursday, Mar 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/

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"Immigrant Detention & Deportation" panel

Sunday, Apr 5th 2:00p to 4:00pJRC's Refugee and Immigrant Justice Committee present a panel discussion with Amilcar Valencia, Pastor Edgar Vegara, and La Semilla community members affected by detention.

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Habitat For Humanity - Build in Durham

Thursday, Apr 16th 12:30p to 3:30pJoin Judea's handy and happy crew helping to build homes for lower-income folks in Durham. JRC works with Durham Habitat on the 3rd Thursday of each month and welcomes new builders and folks interested in direct service for affordable housing. Questions? Please email Lloyd lkcomstock21@gmail.com.

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Durham CAN Mtg (offsite)

Thursday, Apr 16th 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/

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Social Action Sundays: Casserole Cooking

Sunday, Apr 19th 9:00a to 12:00pJoin 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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Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus

Sunday, Apr 19th 9:30a to 11:00aJoin us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to knit blankets for Project Linus.

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Mon, February 24 2020 29 Sh'vat 5780