Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism (CSA)

The CSA is a deliberative, policy-development and leadership body, bringing the vision of Reform Judaism to issues of social justice; it is involved with education, programming, advocacy, leadership development and engagement on behalf of the positions which it and/or the URJ and the CCAR have adopted; and it encourages, supports and enhances the social action and social justice work of URJ congregations and CCAR rabbis.

The Commission on Social Action (CSA) of Reform Judaism is a joint commission of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism and its affiliates. The CSA and the RAC inspire and implement the social justice policy positions of the Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR).

The CSA provides governance for itself and the Religious Action Center (RAC). The CSA is involved with social justice education, programming, advocacy, and leadership development within the congregations and affiliates of the Reform Movement. Its members engage congregations and constituencies to advocate at the federal, state, provincial, and local levels for the positions which the CSA and/or the URJ and the CCAR have adopted. The goal of this work is to empower the Reform Movement to realize its social justice agenda.

Contact our team

For more about this topic, contact Commission on Social Action Director and RAC Associate Director Barbara Weinstein by email or at (202) 387-2800.