Westchester Reform Temple is committed to pursuing tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedek (social justice) for impact locally, statewide, nationally, and globally through direct service, tzedakah, advocacy, and community organizing. As one of the pillars of WRT, we strive to weave social action and repairing the world throughout the fabric of WRT, incorporating it into our teachings, worship, and community.
“Reform Jews are committed to social justice. Even as Reform Jews embrace ritual, prayer, and ceremony more than ever, we continue to see social justice as the jewel in the Reform Jewish crown. Like the prophets, we never forget that God is concerned about the every day and that the blights of society take precedence over the mysteries of heaven. A Reform synagogue that does not alleviate the anguish of the suffering is a contradiction in terms.” – Rabbi Eric Yoffie, speech to the UACH Executive Committee, February 1998.
To learn more about tikkun olam and upcoming social action opportunities at WRT, please contact Sharon Stiefel, WRT Director of Social Impact and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.