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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

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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.

2015 Fain Award Winners

From activism for racial justice to stimulating interfaith and intercultural dialogue among teens, these 9 programs from URJ congregations are honored with the 2015 Fain Award for their engaging, innovative, and impactful social action work. We hope these program descriptions will be useful tools and sources of inspiration for congregations from coast to coast.

2015 Fain Award Honorable Mentions

These congregations earned an Honorable Mention for their diverse action programming: 

View Past Winners

View the official brochures highlighting Fain Award-winning projects (and honorable mentions) from 2001 to 2013 at the links below.