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Tzedek, Tzedek tirdof     -Deuteronomy 16:20

"Righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue."

Beth Meyer is a social action congregation.  We take seriously the Torah injunction to pursue righteousness through our actions. We believe that all actions that reach out to members of both our local and our world wide community - Jews and non-Jews alike - are acts of righteousness, intended to make the world a better place for all its inhabitants. Some actions have immediate impact, while others are designed to provide more long term solutions. Some actions ask for a short-term commitment while others require on-going support. As a diverse community we strive to offer ways for every member of our congregation to find a meaningful way to fulfill the mitzvah of tikkun olam — repairing the world. The social action committee invites your suggestions, your enthusiasm and your participation. To join the Social Action Committee, contact Deborah Goldstein. If you would like to contribute to the Social Action Fund, click here.

Upcoming Efforts that the Social Action Committee is Helping to Support

Title 42 Action
The now BIPARTISAN effort to keep Title 42 in place is continuing and your members of Congress (in both the Senate and House) need to hear from you. Please call them! Additionally, it is imperative to activate the clergy leaders in your coalitions and communities on this, especially those of you in PA, MI, VA, CO, DE and MN.

•Here is a Senate Script and a House Script for you as lay leaders.
•For clergy leaders, here is a Senate Script and a House Script

Congress is on recess right now so it's a perfect time for them to hear from you, especially as we expect this fight to be involved with the COVID Relief Package coming right after recess ends. If you've called once already, that's great, please check back to see if your contact has any update for you.

Our Advocacy Week: May 31-June 3
The HIAS Spring Advocacy period is happening May 31-June 3. If you have been involved with advocacy before or are interested in getting involved, please reach out to Deborah.

Join Our Partners with RCUSA for Advocacy Visits on May 9-13
RCUSA - A coalition of advocates on refugee and asylum issues is looking for leaders to join its advocacy period. RCUSA is particularly looking for people who are constituents in districts/states that are priority one or two who, at present, do not have a constituent signed up yet (the white rows in their spreadsheet). Their target list is here. You'll note that much of the priority one list is focused on Republican electeds in key committees, and priority two are focused on Democratic electeds.

If you're interested in any of the above efforts, please email Deborah.

Tue, March 28 2023 6 Nisan 5783