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Congregational Tools

Congregations are at the forefront of the Reform Movement's social action work, from direct service to local advocacy. At this portal, you can find tools, programming ideas, resources, and funds for multiple aspects of social action work geared towards congregations and local communities.

Congregational Tools

Looking for a way to integrate social justice themes into your worship services or congregational mission? Our rabbinic resources include sermon starters and sample prayers and speeches on a variety of social justice topics. 

These tools — including text studies, activities, and more — will help you incorporate social justice themes into your holiday celebrations, from Tu BiSh'vat to Hanukkah.

Join the Religious Action Center staff and other Reform Jews participating in the Women’s March on Washington for a Shabbat worship experience
on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington to Nosh, Pray and March

We are commanded to repair the world around us, and to help those in need. What does your congregation do? What would your congregation like to do?

These publications are useful tools for congregational lay leaders, clergy, educators, and other staff managing social action programming and socially responsible practices. 

The RAC partners with Nothing But Nets and the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funds in the fight against malaria. 

Security Notices, Information & Resources for Synagogues

Learn about social action opportunities for teens, from summer camp to L'Taken Seminars, and see resources from NFTY Convention's social justice programming.

The Irving J. Fain Awards, awarded every other year, honor exemplary social action projects in URJ congregations.

Conferences and Programs

The RAC hosts a variety of educational programs, events, and conferences. There's something for everyone, from congregational members to high school students to rabbis. Visit the Programs & Events page to learn more.

Questions?

For more information on this program, contact Cara Fisher, the RAC's Director of Congregational Leadership Development, at (202) 387-2800.