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Brit Olam - Covenant With Our World

 
 
 

 

Brit Olam translates to ‘covenant with our world.’
The Brit Olam reminds us of the words from Pirkei Avot:

“Study alone is not enough, our tradition demands action.” 
 

Two years ago, we introduced the Brit Olam, our covenant to create a world in which all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion. Since then, the urgency of our work has only grown. In this moment of unprecedented change, significant challenges, and attacks on the most vulnerable members of our communities, we are asking your community to renew its commitment to the Brit Olam and to this work.

After months of listening to the concerns and stories of members of Reform communities throughout North America, we are renewing our Brit Olam, our covenant with the world, to support congregations working together, learning from one another, and effecting change on the local, state, provincial, and federal levels.

 

Join us by taking a few simple steps:

  1. Register for the upcoming Brit Olam Virtual Call to Action happening on June 11 at 8:00 PM
  2. Learn more about and urge your congregation to sign the Brit Olam
  3. Help your congregation identify the issue(s) that most impact your community and that you will commit to work on for the next 12 months
  4. Join a cohort and begin to impact your own community and the world around you (to give you time to have these conversations, cohort sign-up will begin in mid-June)

 

 Cohorts

Our long history of supporting just and compassionate immigration policies, asylum seekers, and refugee re-settlement is part of the moral obligation many feel to help immigrants today.
•	A multifaceted issue that connects to racial justice, mental health advocacy and health care, gun violence is an issue of intergenerational justice and is particularly motivating for young people.
•	Tackling climate change is the most pressing global issue of our time, and presents an opportunity to take localized, impactful action in their own communities.
•	As a multiracial community, the RAC has the ability to dismantle racism starting within the Movement and extending to the criminal justice system.
•	As attacks on Women’s Health increase congregations are reacting to protect these rights. This cohort will be run in partnership with the Women of Reform Judaism.
•	Additional cohorts will be created where there is significant congregational interest.
 

 

Is your congregation ready to sign onto the Brit Olam? 
Print out and sign the Brit Olam, and send it along with a high-resolution file of your congregation’s logo through this Brit Olam Submission Form.
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
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Refer to our frequently asked questions page for additional information.

Brit Olam FAQs

Step-by-Step Instruction Guide
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Review this instruction guide on how you can bring the Brit Olam to your congregation.

Brit Olam Step-by-Step Instruction Guide

Brit Olam Text Studies
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Use our text studies to root conversations about the Brit Olam with your congregational leadership in Jewish values and teachings.

8-10 minute text study
20-30 minute text study

Brit Olam Congregations

Click here to see a list of congregations signed onto the Brit Olam!

Resources for When your Congregation Approves the Brit Olam
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Is your congregation ready to sign onto the Brit Olam? Submit it along with your congregation's logo using our online form, add our graphics for your website and flyers, and join our group in the Tent! 

Brit Olam Congregations