Tikkun Olam (Social Justice)

Our tradition exhorts us to pursue tikkun olam - the repair of our world. Locally, nationally, and internationally, the Board of Rabbis seeks the well-being of all humanity through its leadership and involvement in programs and activities.

Coordinating active assistance for victims of natural disasters, including victims of California wildfires and of Hurricane Katrina, sponsoring dialogues on public policy concerns, compiling sermon resources on the genocide in Darfur, and taking stands on the most pressing and important issues before the Jewish community.

Promoting American ideals of pluralism, education and religious tolerance with visitors from across the globe as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitior Leadership Program.

Sponsoring or involvement in mission trips to learn about and support Jewish communities around the world, including Israel, Germany, and Argentina.

In response to current issues related to the environment, the Board of Rabbis Social Action Committee has created the Green Congregations "Best Practices" initiative. This is an ongoing project in which rabbis and lay leaders share materials and programs for "greening" Jewish congregations, exchange ideas, brainstorm for collaboration and cooperative ventures, and extend these environmental efforts to the larger community. For related links and information, see our website's Green Page.