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 resources, texts and news updates below explore some key concepts in the Jewish imperative for social action, ranging from our ancient texts to modern voices.

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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.

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…

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Va’ahavtem et ha-Ger: love the stranger

וַאֲהַבְתֶּם אֶת־הַגֵּר Va’ahavtem et ha-ger: You shall love the stranger This commandment comes twice in Torah along with the reason that we were slaves in Egypt. We should not just…

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Tzedakah

Tzedakah is often translated as charity, but it is much more than this. The word itself comes from the root tzedek, meaning justice, and so tzedakah is really about the…

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Tikkun olam

The phrase tikkun olam is understood in our time to mean 'repairing the world' Tikkun olam is Judaism envisioning an ideal world. Often translated to mean 'repair of the world',…

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Stewardship of the planet

Looking after our environment As part of our commitment to l’taken olam, to fix the world, we understand that Judaism places enormous emphasis on the 'stewardship of the planet'; looking…

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