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Economic Justice

Congregation provides holiday meals and gifts to less fortunate families in their area.

Community Contact Information: 
Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot 

Raising money to provide food, clothing, furniture, car seats, and tutoring for the welfare recipients assigned to specific caseworkers.

As part of an initiative to address the growing problem of poverty in the general and Jewish communities, the Union for Reform Judaism encourages congregations to become involved in 

 As a holiday that reminds us of our responsibility to help provide for the poor, Shavuot is also a holiday that communities often celebrate together with a festive meal or gathering.

At a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, we stay up all night studying Jewish texts, a tradition many of us are only able to maintain through consuming caffeine, in parti

Using texts from Torah about feeding the poor as a frame, this program can be implemented during a Tikkun Leil Shavuot session.

The counting of seven weeks from Passover to Shavuot parallels another counting we are commanded to do in Torah:

Leviticus 25:8-10