Tikkun Olam

Tikkun olam, repairing the world,is a central principle of Reform Judaism. Temple Israel members have opportunities to engage in Tikkun olam through synagogue projects as well as individually through one of Springfield's many community organizations. You can find news from the Religious Action Center, the social action arm of the Reform movement below.

We bring Torah into the world when we strive to fulfill the highest ethical mandates in our relationships with others and with all of God's creation. Partners with God in tikkun olam, repairing the world, we are called to help bring nearer the messianic age. We seek dialogue and joint action with people of other faiths in the hope that together we can bring peace, freedom and justice to our world. We are obligated to pursue tzedek, justice and righteousness, and to narrow the gap between the affluent and the poor, to act against discrimination and oppression, to pursue peace, to welcome the stranger, to protect the earth's biodiversity and natural resources, and to redeem those in physical, economic and spiritual bondage. In so doing, we reaffirm social action and social justice as a central prophetic focus of traditional Reform Jewish belief and practice. We affirm the mitzvahof tzedakah, setting aside portions of our earnings and our time to provide for those in need. These acts bring us closer to fulfilling the prophetic call to translate the words of Torah into the works of our hands.

- from A Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism adopted at the 1999 Pittsburgh Convention Central Conference of American Rabbis

 

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RACBlog - Guest Bloggers Appearing Weekly!

The RAC's weblog is featuring commentary and insight from leaders of the Reform Movement and the Staff of Religious Action Center

Join RAC on Your Favorite Social Network!

RAC's presence on your favorite social network site is just a click away. Become our friend, follow our tweets, or watch our video channel on YouTube! Show your support for Jewish Social Justice online!

Looking for a Few Good Graduates

Be Social. Take Action.

Reform Jewish College Graduates can practice Social Justice and promote Jewish Values as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the RAC - Applications Available Online

 

Nothing But Nets - Help Save Lives with $10

The spread of malaria is preventable. A $10 donation goes directly towards the purchase, distribution, and education about the proper use of an insecticide-treated bed net. Join the Union for Reform Judaism in our fight against global poverty.

RACBlog - Guest Bloggers Appearing Weekly!

The RAC's weblog is featuring commentary and insight from leaders of the Reform Movement and the Staff of Religious Action Center

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