Social Action/Reaching Out
We encourage you to lend your voice and inspiration to the ongoing work of this committee. It is our hope that as many congregants as possible will engage as a community, through learning and acting, in the process of Tikkun Olam - healing the world through social justice. As we work together to define our obligations to the larger world, these acts of social justice will in turn help define who we are , a synagogue that is first and foremost a caring community.
http://www.rac.org - the Religious Action Center of the Reform movement - an excellent resource for information on how our government is progressing on social justice issues that are important to liberal Jewish community.
http://www.jrf.org/to/to-main.html - the social justice section of the Reconstructionist Federation website
http://www.socialaction.com - social action links and information from a Jewish perspective.
http://www.dosomething.org - a great social action resource for kids and teens!
http://www.islandharvest.org - we strongly encourage all members who celebrate simchas at our synagogue to ask their caterer to work with Island Harvest, a group that provides an easy way to distribute leftover food to needy food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Long Island.
http://www.mazon.org - Contributions to MAZON are granted to a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations confronting hunger in the US and around the world. MAZON (the Hebrew word for “food”) asks American Jews to support our efforts by contributing 3% of the cost of life-cycle celebrations such as weddings, b’nay mitzvah, birthdays and anniversaries - every joyous occasion.
http://www.nif.org - The New Israel Fund supports Israeli organizations working for religious pluralism and tolerance, civil and human rights, Jewish-Arab equality and co-existence, improving the status of women, bridging social and economic gaps, and environmental justice.
Tikkun Alliance of the North Shore “TANS”
Click here Greening Efforts to learn how the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore is leading the way in synagogue sustainability.