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With the midterm elections quickly approaching, we at the Religious Action Center want to hear about how your congregation is getting involved civic engagement work. Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved with the RAC this month – plus a few other updates of social justice work from around the Movement:

Tell us about your congregation's efforts: The RAC's Civic Engagement Campaign is in full swing, and we've begun to hear about events that have taken place across the Reform Movement. If your Reform Jewish community is organizing an event for this campaign, please fill... Read More

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This year, give the gift of social justice! Here you can find a gift idea for each night of Hanukkah to emphasize the work of tikkun olam – the work of repairing a broken world.

1. Give the gift of music

Available for purchase now at www.togetherasonemusic.com, Together As One is an album of brand new social justice music. The album, which was recorded in Nashville, features award-winning and critically acclaimed artists. These songs will inspire, challenge, and elevate all who sing them and serve as a call to action for a new generation of activists. 

2. Give the gift of... Read More

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Every two years, the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism (CSA) awards the Irving J. Fain Social Justice Award, recognizing congregations for excellence in social justice programming and initiatives. This year, the CSA selected 17 programs from across North America as Fain Award recipients.

Although the tradition of presenting the Fain Award to congregations is decades old, the work of this year’s awardees reflects the diversity in meaningful social justice work taking place in congregations across the Reform Movement, reflecting our commitment to pursuing the world we...

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Every two years, the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism (CSA) awards the Irving J. Fain Social Justice Award, recognizing congregations for excellence in social justice programming and initiatives. This year, the CSA selected 17 programs from across North America as Fain Award recipients.

While the tradition of presenting the Fain Award to congregations is decades old, the work of this year’s awardees reflects the diversity in meaningful social justice work taking place in congregations across the Reform Movement, reflecting our commitment to pursuing the world we want...

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Since January, there have been multiple attempts to withdraw efforts toward environmental conservation and adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Congress has used its power under the Congressional Review Act to challenge regulations adopted under the Obama administration, and recently, President Trump issued an executive order that would rewrite environmental regulations on coal and gas emissions, and the future of the United States’ participation in the Paris Agreement is unclear.

It is important for us to raise our voices in opposition to rolling back environmental...

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