Through this fellowship, I learned about community organizing and the many challenges involved. Civic engagement is difficult, but this was definitely a great learning experience and made me a more confident community organizer.
Congregations are at the forefront of the Reform Movement's social action work, from direct service to local advocacy. With the help of our clergy and congregations, the work of the Religious Action Center has been able to grow and make a positive impact in communities around North America.
We are living in an urgent time. Reform Jewish communities are pursuing justice through the Brit Olam at the local, state/provincial, and federal levels to bring about a world in which all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion.
Congregation M'kor Shalom is receiving the Fain Social Action Award for their remarkable ongoing, overall Social Action Program. Over the past five years, the goal of the Social Action Committee at M'kor Shalom has been to transform itself from a small band of committed volunteers into the midwives of a Social Action congregation.