Support for refugees and migrants
Thank you to everyone who attended our emergency meeting to discuss a coordinated response to the current crisis. Here are ways in which you can follow up on the discussions we had and find out more information on the featured projects.
Refugee Response Coordinator
Reform Judaism is delighted to announce the appointment of Yael Shafritz as Refugee Response Coordinator. It is Yael’s role to bring people together resulting in a stronger, co-ordinated and balanced response to the current crisis. She will support Reform communities in their excellent work, co-ordinate all efforts, partner with existing campaigns and to introduce their initiatives to communities.
Judaism and Social Action
As a Movement we are profoundly aware that it was Judaism that taught the world that God is the embodiment of the ethical and that we serve God not just through prayer and ritual but in the way we behave towards our fellow human beings.
The following resources explore some key concepts in the Jewish imperative for social action, ranging from our ancient texts to modern voices.
Social Action: Get Involved
Please follow up on the work of these organisations, which we support, in the way that most resonates with you. And of course so many of our synagogues are involved in social action projects making a very real difference to their communities, to vulnerable people and to wider society.
- JHub and the Jewish Social Action Forum
- JVN: Jewish Volunteering Network
- Mitzvah Day
- René Cassin