November 24, 2014 · 2 Kislev

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We are grateful to the Nathan Cummings Foundations and the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation for support of these guides.

Please choose the Holiday you are interested in from this list.
Make Social Justice a part of your Holidays!

The themes of the holiday season transcend religious boundaries, but have particular significance for Reform Jews in America. Welcoming the stranger to our table and giving thanks for the many gifts bestowed upon us are common values in Jewish life. While we give thanks and celebrate, let us also be mindful of those who are in need of help.

Holiday Guides

High HolidaysHigh Holidays
Days of Awe: A Social Action Guide for the High Holidays
Explore social justice themes of hunger, the environment and the judicial system as part of your Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur celebration.


SukkotSukkot
Sukkot: A Season of Gathering and Giving

Celebrate Sukkot by focusing on themes of housing, the environment and welcoming the stranger.



ChanukahChanukah
Sustaining the Light: A Social Justice Program Guide for Chanukah
This holiday of sustainability and dedication allows us the opportunity to discuss many social justice issues. We've even got a Social Justice Gift Guide!


Tu BiShvatTu BiSh'vat
Tu BiSh'vat: Social Action Holiday Guide and Social Justice Seder
When celebrating this festival of nature, consider the Jewish obligation to caring for God’s world.


PurimPurim
Turning Injustice Onto its Head: A Social Action Guide for Purim
Teach the story of Purim through a social justice lens – discuss issues of poverty and hunger, women’s rights, or persecution and human rights.


Birkat HaHammahBirkat HaHammah
Blessing the Sun: A Platform for Environmental Action
In April 2009, the sun returned to the time and place of its creation. Learn how it was celebrated through environmental activism.


Pesach - A Season for JusticePesach - Passover
Pesach: A Season For Justice
Delve into the story of the Exodus through Passover themes of poverty, immigration and refugee concerns, slavery, or interfaith relations.


ShavuotShavuot
Standing Together: A Social Justice Guide for Shavuot

Commemorate the covenant between God and the Jewish community by addressing economic justice, the environment, world Jewry and GLBT rights.


National HolidaysNational Holidays
Building Relationships: A Social Justice Program Guide for National Holidays
Celebrate our National Holidays (Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, and even Super Bowl Sunday) by participating in acts of g’milut chasadim.



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