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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.

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

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.

Use this section to find more information about weaving social action with prayer. 

The RAC Program Bank is an excellent resource of ideas for social action activities, events, educational programming, direct service for congregations, and more. 

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. 

Wondering how to establish a social action committee, fund a social action program, navigate the legality of a congregational position on public policy, or practice socially responsible investment? Check out these resources for congregational leadership, including clergy, lay leaders, or staff.

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 RAC-Gift of Life partnership works to improve representation for Jews and other ethnic minorities in the national bone marrow registry, vastly increasing the chances of finding a lifesaving donor match.

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

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For more information on this program, contact Isaac Nuell, the RAC's Manager of Congregational Social Action, at (202) 387-2800.