social action

social action

Three individuals as part of a larger group marching in some sort of event and carrying a sign that reads DO JUSTICE LOVE MERCY MARCH PROUDLY

Through our work with congregations pursuing justice across North America, we have identified several principles that can help you strengthen social justice work in your congregation.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner & Amy Asin
Three teen boys holding signs that read REFORM JEWISH STUDENTS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Together, we are committed to building inclusive communities, repairing the world, and pursuing justice. Our work is just beginning. 

Logan Zinman Gerber
Students with gun violence prevention signs

In the last month, we have witnessed powerful action around gun safety by youth leaders throughout the country – including in our own congregation. Here’s why.

Barri Waltcher
Young adults holding social justice signs at a march

We hope this list of tips and tricks will help you and your fellow advocates take and share powerful photos and videos thelp drive your social justice work.

Sylvia Levy and Sofi Hersher
Group of two dozen Jewish teens holding gun violence prevention signs

We are told tzedek, tzedek tirdof: justice, justice, shall you pursue. In this moment, your teens – our friends – are pursuing justice.

 
Zoe Terner & Noah Fineberg
Aerial view of hundreds of teens holding yellow signs that read JEWS DEMAND ACTION

This is the moment when, truly, the students become the teachers. As Reform Jewish adults, we stand behind our teens and support their efforts while letting them take the lead.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Hand sin the darkness holding a candle

The Reform Jewish community faced the tragic task last week of burying our own: Among the 17 people gunned down in last Wednesday’s Parkland school shooting were Reform Jewish teens and a teacher.

Zachary Herrmann
Globe with a Band-Aid covering parts of North and South America

When the Union for Reform Judaism offered a community of practice called “Bringing Justice to the Center,” it was an entree into social justice work for our congregation.

Rabbi Suzanne Singer
Cutout paper people holding hands while balancing on a globe

If your congregation is ready to join this call to action, we can help to help you bring the Brit Olam to your congregation’s leadership. 

 
Isabel P. "Liz" Dunst
Senator Elizabeth Warren wearing a red blazer against a blue background with the Union for Reform Judaism name and logo

It is an honor to fight alongside you, today, tomorrow and every day as we battle to make our government work for all of us. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren