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These tools and guides will help you develop your congregation's social action program, from establishing social action comittees and practicing socially responsible investing to engaging congregants of all ages in social justice work.
Take the time to thanks and honor our military personnel and veterans.
Greening Reform Judaism endeavors to promote environmental awareness, integrating Jewish values, learning and actions that promote sh'mirat ha-adamah - protection and renewal of the world.
In a world where time is precious and congregational leaders are called on to do more and know more, the URJ has launched a number of online courses. These asynchronous courses are a way to take a deeper dive in an area of synagogue life around issues that congregants are seeking to understand and help leaders look to the future in a more strategic, thoughtful way.
Assign a different Jewish value each one day of Hanukkah and plan appropriate activities for your family. The idea of activities is not simply doing for doing’s sake, but doing for the sake of learning. Be sure to reflect and talk afterward!
Challah is one of the ways I “do” Judaism in a tangible way, my attempt at hidur mitzvah (beautifying the fulfillment of the commandment). Personalizing mitzvot is a way all of us can approach and enrich our connections to Judaism.
Strictly speaking, Thanksgiving isn’t a Jewish holiday, but we know many Jews take this time to give thanks, affirm the many contributions Indigenous People have made, take the time to learn about the land we are on, pursue justice, and connect with those we love most.