Fain Awards

Fain Award Criteria

The Irving J. Fain Award seeks to honor URJ congregations that work to create a world filled with justice, compassion, and wholeness. Grounding their work in Jewish values, these congregations have created programs or initiatives that aim to: Galvanize the congregation and community around a social justice issue Stand with...

Building Deep and Lasting Ties to Heal the World

Rabbi Jocee Hudson
November 16, 2017

This summer, as we gathered on the eve of Pride Weekend for one of our congregation’s many justice-focused Kabbalat Shabbat services, we put our arms around each other and sang: “We are a gentle, angry people and we are singing for our lives.”

As I felt the