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Revitalizing Synagogue Life Through Faith-Based Community Organizing

The American Jewish community of the 21st century seeks new ways to build community internally and externally, revitalize synagogue life, and fulfill its mandate to pursue social and economic justice and create a better world. A model of local activism called “faith-based community organizing” holds promise for transforming the way in which the Jewish community meets those goals.

“Faith-based community organizing” unites members of congregations from diverse religious, racial, and economic backgrounds. Together the congregations build relationships and form a civic power base capable of securing concrete improvements in schools, housing, jobs, and other needs identified by member congregations. Synagogues already involved in this work attest to its capacity to invigorate their congregations and their communities.

The Jewish Fund for Justice and its Jewish Clergy Task Force on Faith-Based community organizing has begun a new initiative to raise awareness within the Jewish community about the field of “faith-based community organizing” and promote synagogue participation in it.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Julie Chizewer Weill at 212 213-2113 ext 41 or

Click here for a preview of our new "Faith-Based Community Organizing: A Unique Social Justice Approach to Revitalizing Synagogue Life" booklet

   
 
 
                   
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