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Economic Justice

The Reform Jewish Movement has repeatedly called attention to the need for increasing the availability of affordable housing and helping provide the means for people experiencing homelessness to ma

On any given night, there are 610,000 people experiencing homelessness, with around 4 million people experiencing homelessness over the course of a year.

If there is a single common theme running throughout our Jewish tradition, it is that of social justice. Our scriptures teach us to support the widow, to extend our hands to the downtrodden.

The Reform Movement has policy that speaks directly to workers achieving livable wages.

Despite the wide spread agreement that the key to combating poverty is to move people "from welfare to work," many poor households have at least one working family member.

If there is a single common theme running throughout our Jewish tradition, it is that of social justice. Our scriptures teach us to support the widow, to extend our hands to the downtrodden.

Though the Torah recognizes that we cannot necessarily eliminate all poverty, we are taught that we must work to alleviate its impact.

The Fair Labor Standards Act, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, was passed to ensure that workers would be paid fair wages and be treated fairly.

Social Security embodies biblical principles of intergenerational responsibility and support. Jewish tradition recognizes the vulnerability and abandonment that may come with old age.

The Reform Jewish Movement is strongly committed to helping America's elderly and poor and places an emphasis on the necessity of the social safety net.