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 Mark Buchbinder
Vice-Chair, Jewish Values - Affinity Groups
URJ South District


Caring Community

The Caring Community Committee of the South District has been created in order to respond to the rapidly changing needs of the contemporary Jewish family and foster the continued development of synagogues as caring communities. The committee will assist in the development and implementation of district and congregational resources and programs, and will create district network affinity groups in areas such as: Mental Health, Resiliency Among Youth  and Parents ( suicide, self inflicted violence, body image, substance abuse), GLBT  Issues and Inclusion, Bioethics, Sacred Aging, and Disability Awareness. The committee will report to the South District’s Vice Chair for Jewish Values and coordinate with the URJ  Joint Commission on Outreach, Membership and Caring Community.

Co-Chairs: John Shalett and Abbey Shepard-Smith

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Social Action Committee

"It hath been told thee, O man, what is good, And what the Lord doth require of thee:

Only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God." (Micah...)

"Justice, Justice shall you pursue." (Deut...)

Co-Chairs: Stan Adelman and Sharon Silver

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Lifelong Jewish Learning

The committee will strive to increase knowledge of our shared Jewish heritage; to establish lines of communication throughout the South District and share best practices amongst member congregations; including, but not limited to: Early Childhood Engagement and Adult Learning; URJ  Day Schools, NFTY , URJ camps, youth engagement and Israel programs.

Co-Chairs: Jan Epstein and Cathy Shapiro

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World Jewry and Israel

The URJ's South District's World Jewry work area is designed to bring information, create dialogue and inspire collaboration in order to promote the goal of achieving connections between our district's congregations and congregations outside of North America; particularly those in Israel...

Co-Chairs: James Klau and Gus Kuhn

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Worship

We wish to incorporate traditional values and practices into meaningful modern day experience reflective of our cultural diversity, current technologies, time constraints, economy, and family constellation. 

Co-Chairs: Sid Wartel and Dick Shugarman

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