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Greening Reform Judaism

Greening Reform JudaismGreening Reform Judaism promotes sh'mirat ha-adamah - protection and renewal of the world. Find Jewish study and holiday resources, programming materials, resources to help your congregation green your building and tools to advocate for environmental rights.  More

Nothing But Nets

Nothing But NetsNothing But Nets is a global campaign to combat the spread of malaria by providing bed nets to those at risk. We can make a difference. One net at a time. One family at a time.

Check out our website to make a donation, apply for a grant, find ways to incorporate Nothing But Nets into your holiday celebrations, order complimentary display materials, see first-hand accounts of a nets distribution to a refugee camp in Kenya and more! More

Economic Justice

Economic JusticeThe reality of our troubled times leaves families concerned for their financial certainty. Congregations can provide much-needed support and resources for those in the community who have been impacted by the recent economic downturn. Our Economic Justice webpage provides materials for congregations to take action on health care issues, tools for creating job banks and suggestions for how to combat local hunger and homelessness. More

Health Care for All
healthcare

Health Care for All, an initiative of the 69th Biennial, is a Movement-wide effort to advocate for health care reform in every state. The Union has created resources to connect congregations in this common social justice effort, teach advocacy skills, focus the national Jewish community’s attention on this critical public policy issue, and to educate on the topic of state-level advocacy. More 

Disaster Relief
Disaster ReliefThe Reform community has a long history of generosity when natural disasters devastate communities, when houses of worship burn in the fires of racial prejudice, when terrorism causes havoc, and when other disasters cause untold harm across the planet. Make a donation or learn about recent efforts including: Israel Emergency Relief, hurricanes and Sudan. More
Muslim-Jewish Relations
Muslim-Jewish DialogueJoin in Rabbi Yoffie’s call for increased dialogue among Jews and Muslims by participating in The Children of Abraham: Jews and Muslims in Conversation. Materials are available for Muslim-Jewish dialogue and adult education programs on Islam.
Gulf Coast Volunteering
Gulf Coast VolunteeringThe Gulf Coast is still in need of volunteers since the 2005 hurricane season. Our Gulf Coast Volunteering page provides great resources to help you plan your volunteer trip, including contact information for volunteer organizations and local Reform congregations, stories from past trips, sample itineraries and educational tools. 
 
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