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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

Habitat for Humanity Build

Thursday, Jul 18th 12:30p to 3:30pSeeking 8 volunteers to join The Habitat for Humanity Crew of Judea Reform in helping build a home in Durham, each month on the third Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. No experience is necessary; tools provided. Join us in helping to fulfill the mitzvah of a shelter of peace! If you interested in helping us build - here’s how to sign up: Go to this website - http://www.durhamhabitat.org/volunteer/sign-up-to-volunteer click on volunteer; put in reservation code JR click on the month listing and the specific date will pop up; then register by signing in! If you need help registering please contact Lloyd Comstock lkcomstock21@gmail.com .

Refugee Backpack Drive donation drop off

Friday, Jul 19th 8:30a to 7:30pDonors can deliver backpacks and calculators to JRC during our regular office hours. Please contact Celie Kaplan for details and information celie.kaplan@gmail.com. JRC's office hours are Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am to 4:30pm Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm and in the hour before Shabbat services. Please email Juliet, jjensen@judeareform.org, if you need to arrange a drop-off time outside of our regular office hours.

Refugee Backpack Drive donation drop off

Tuesday, Jul 23rd 9:00a to 4:30pDonors can deliver backpacks and calculators to JRC during our regular office hours. Please contact Celie Kaplan for details and information celie.kaplan@gmail.com. JRC's office hours are Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am to 4:30pm Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm and in the hour before Shabbat services. Please email Juliet, jjensen@judeareform.org, if you need to arrange a drop-off time outside of our regular office hours.

Refugee Backpack Drive donation drop off

Wednesday, Jul 24th 9:00a to 4:30pDonors can deliver backpacks and calculators to JRC during our regular office hours. Please contact Celie Kaplan for details and information celie.kaplan@gmail.com. JRC's office hours are Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am to 4:30pm Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm and in the hour before Shabbat services. Please email Juliet, jjensen@judeareform.org, if you need to arrange a drop-off time outside of our regular office hours.

Refugee Backpack Drive donation drop off

Thursday, Jul 25th 9:00a to 4:30pDonors can deliver backpacks and calculators to JRC during our regular office hours. Please contact Celie Kaplan for details and information celie.kaplan@gmail.com. JRC's office hours are Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am to 4:30pm Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm and in the hour before Shabbat services. Please email Juliet, jjensen@judeareform.org, if you need to arrange a drop-off time outside of our regular office hours.

Refugee Backpack Drive donation drop off

Friday, Jul 26th 8:30a to 5:30pDonors can deliver backpacks and calculators to JRC during our regular office hours. Please contact Celie Kaplan for details and information celie.kaplan@gmail.com. JRC's office hours are Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am to 4:30pm Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm and in the hour before Shabbat services. Please email Juliet, jjensen@judeareform.org, if you need to arrange a drop-off time outside of our regular office hours.

Social Action Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Aug 14th 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.

Durham CAN Mtg (offsite)

Thursday, Aug 15th 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/

SAS Coffee & Cards for Immigrant Justice

Sunday, Aug 18th 12:00a to 11:30aJoin us for conversation and letter writing to advocate for and support refugees and immigrants.

Social Action Sundays: Knitting Blankets for Project Linus

Sunday, Aug 18th 9:00a to 11:30aJoin us for Social Action Sundays (SAS) every month at JRC to knit blankets for Project Linus.

 

Wed, July 17 2019 14 Tammuz 5779