Social Action Committees

Seventeen years after the establishment of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism there remains a significant number of our congregations without social action or community affairs committees. We find this incongruous, particularly at a time when the religious aspect of our society is being challenged to more relevantly bring to bear its great prophetic message on the problems of our world.

We, therefore, urge the establishment of a social action committee in each of our congregations. Where such committees already exist, we call upon them to intensify and expand their activities.

We further urge that congregational boards of trustees, as well as the leadership of our various regions, take a more serious interest in and make a greater commitment to the work of their social action committees, both congregational and regional, so that the unfortunate gap which presently exists between them can be quickly closed.