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Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism (CSA)

Commission on Social Action

The Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism is a joint body of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union and its affiliates that seeks to apply the insights of Jewish tradition to such domestic and foreign issues as human rights, world peace, civil liberties, religious freedom, famine, poverty, intergroup relations, as well as other major societal concerns.

​The CSA interprets these policies as necessary to speak to current issues and legislation, and develops the foundation for new resolutions to be adopted by the Union or the CCAR in the future. At times, the Commission adopts resolutions in its own name on issues that are consistent with principles already articulated by the Union or the CCAR, and therefore require no further action by those bodies. 


Join the CSA in the Tent

The Tent is a Reform Movement social media platform and discussion message board where lay leaders, clergy, and professional staff from conregations can exchange ideas. The CSA's closed group on the Tent is now where the RAC will post legislative memos, meeting schedules, and other documents related to our work. Join our group in the Tent today! 

Nominations for at-large membership on the CSA are now open through September 30, 2015. The ideal CSA member shows commitment to Reform Jewish social justice values, leadership ability, creativity, and involvement in the community. Nominations can submitted through the form below for two-year terms beginning in January 2016.

Contact our team

For more about this topic, contact Commission on Social Action Director and RAC Associate Director Barbara Weinstein by email or at (202) 387-2800.