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A congregation created three comprehensive projects for the Friendship House, a homeless shelter for abused women, children at risk, migrant workers, and the Sunrise Community, an agency for deve
The congregation created a Free Medical Program for those in their community who do not have access to afforable health insurance.

Congregation Beth El
105 Hudson Road

New Orleans Women’s Shelter

Feb. 20, 2009

[Adapted from ‘Why Advocacy is Central to Reform Judaism’ published by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, 2007]

The Reform Movement's advocacy around reproductive rights is grounded in careful reading of text and tradition.

In 1977, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) passed a resolution on Women's Rights, which urged all of its Sisterhoods to include family-planning and sexuality education in their programming.

Currently, sexuality education programs in the United States can be divided into two distinct types: