Irving J. Fain Awards

The biennial Irving J. Fain Awards honor URJ congregations doing exemplary work to bring about a world filled with justice, compassion and wholeness.

2019 Fain Award Winners

Grounded in Jewish values, the Fain Awards are presented to congregations who advocate for and organize around pressing social justice issues, protect vulnerable populations, and engage across lines of difference. These 21 programs from URJ congregations have been honored with the 2019 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 2017 at the links below.