The Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism is a joint body of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union and its affiliates that seeks to apply the insights of Jewish tradition to such domestic and foreign issues as human rights, world peace, civil liberties, religious freedom, famine, poverty, intergroup relations, as well as other major societal concerns.
The CSA interprets these policies as necessary to speak to current issues and legislation, and develops the foundation for new resolutions to be adopted by the Union or the CCAR in the future. At times, the Commission adopts resolutions in its own name on issues that are consistent with principles already articulated by the Union or the CCAR, and therefore require no further action by those bodies.
Upcoming Events & Conference Calls
Listen to an audio recording from our July 2, 2014 conference call with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick, discussing the implications of the Supreme Court rulings on religious liberty and women's reproductive rights in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialities.
Join the CSA on Yammer
The Tent (on Yammer) is the new conversation and collaboration platform for the Reform Movement, including message boards, file sharing, and more. Beginning in fall 2014, all documents and memos for the CSA will no longer be hosted here at rac.org/csa, and will instead be hosted in a private, CSA members-only group in the Tent. Follow these instructions to create your account, and join us in the CSA group today!
Fall CSA Meeting 2014
Register for the Fall 2014 CSA Meeting, October 25-28 in Atlanta, GA! We look forward to seeing you there, and to exploring together the unique role Atlanta has played on civil rights issues, as we mark 50 years since the signing of the Civil Rights Act.