Social justice has a central place in Judaism and at Kehillat Israel. Social justice at KI addresses issues of equality and justice, fundamental human or civil rights, or dignity of each human being. KI partners with preeminent faith-based organizations including Jewish World Watch, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), and the 1939 Club.
Volunteers are always needed to support these efforts:
· Protect women and girls in Darfur through JWW’s Solar Cooker Project, by joining or leading KI’s team in the Jewish World Watch Walk to End Genocide on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Pan Pacific Park. www.jewishworldwatch.org
· Join KI’s Hunger Task Force to learn about and advocate for policies that alleviate hunger, through MAZON. www.mazon.org
· Attend CLUE meetings and learn about causes of and solutions for poverty in our own community, such as advocating for fair wages and safe work conditions for local car wash workers. www.cluela.org
We encourage everyone who is interested in being part of KI’s Social Justice efforts to contact Social Justice Trustee Laura Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Reuben is one of five religious leaders interviewed in a short YouTube presentation by Faith Communities for Families and Children. The leaders discuss their shared conviction that God does not want any children to perish as casualties of the justice system.
Click here to watch the presentation.
Click here to see Rabbi Reuben’s article on this topic in the April 2010 KI News.
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