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Fain Awards

The biennial Irving J. Fain Awards honor URJ congregations doing exemplary social justice work to l'taken et ha'olam

Irving J. Fain Awards

Apply Now

Applications for the 2017 awards cycle are now closed. For other ways to engage your congregation with social action programming, visit the RAC's Congregational Tools page or contact Liz Mitlak, Congregational Engagement Fellow, at (202) 545-3649.

From activism to racial justice, stimulating interfaith dialogue, and refugee assistance, these 17 programs from URJ congregations have been honored with the 2017 Fain Award for their engaging, innovative, and impactful social justice work. Read more about these inspiring programs and learn how your congregation can replicate their successes in your own community. 

View Past Winners

View the official brochures highlighting Fain Award-winning projects (and honorable mentions) from 2001 to 2015 at the links below.