Category : Social Action

  • President of URJ Responds to Presbyterian Divestment Resolution

    Posted ‍‍כח סיון ה תשעד - Jun 26th, 2014 By in Latest News, Social Action, Uncategorized With | Comments Off

    Detroit, June 20, 2014 – In response to the Presbyterian Church’s vote to divest from Israel at their General Assembly meeting, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: “American Jews have great friends within the Presbyterian Church. I was honored to meet many of them at the General …

  • Playing For Change Day @ FJC — Sept. 20, 2014!

    Posted ‍‍ג סיון ה תשעד - Jun 1st, 2014 By in Latest News, Social Action, Uncategorized With | Comments Off logo-pfc

    In keeping with High Holy Day themes which urge us to look inside ourselves to effect change in our lives, we are also obligated to look at the world around us to see what transformations we can promote through our efforts. This is why, on September 20, 2014, the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah, Falmouth …

  • The Corners of Our Fields

    Posted ‍‍כא תשרי ה תשעד - Sep 25th, 2013 By in Latest News, Social Action With | Comments Off

    Every year, we join other Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist congregations throughout North America in a project called “The Corners of Our Fields” to collect groceries for local food pantries and to raise funds for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. This year we sent 255 bags of groceries to the Falmouth Service Center and we …

  • Wear the purple ribbon!

    Posted ‍‍יד תשרי ה תשעד - Sep 18th, 2013 By in Rabbi's Thoughts, Social Action With | Comments Off

     Truth: Shalom bayit – domestic tranquility – is a central tenet of Judaism.  Myth: Domestic violence is not a Jewish problem.  Truth: Domestic violence is a community issue, not a private affair.  Myth: Domestic violence is rare among Jewish families.  Truth: domestic abuse occurs in Jewish families at the same rate as in all families …

  • FJC Mitzah Day, Sunday, May 5

    Posted ‍‍יט אייר ה תשעג - Apr 29th, 2013 By in Latest News, Social Action With | Comments Off CCT #1

    Jewish tradition instructs, “You are not obligated to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” (Pirkei Avot, 2:21) Some 80 FJC members gathered on May 5 for our annual Mitzvah Day, a chance to engage as a community in tikkun olam / repair of the world. The power of working …

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