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Judaism teaches that helping fellow human begins in need, tzedakah, is not simply a matter of charity, but of responsibility, righteousness and justice. The Reform Movement has always acted upon fundamental Jewish ideals by advocating for children, the poor, the disenfranchised, the elderly, the sick, those with disabilities, and the “stranger among us.”

Campaign Chair: Andi Kaufman, andi.kaufman4@gmail.com

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Local

On Night Four of Chanukah, Give a Gift to Others
For the fourth night of Chanukah, instead of giving a traditional gift to a friend or loved one, consider making a donation to one or both of the below funds, which supports families in need throughout our community. Upon submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation email, with a link to download a certificate that can be used in lieu of a gift.

  • Temple Sinai's Youth and Teen Program and Scholarship Special Fund financially assists in providing a Jewish education to all of our children. 
  • Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb partners with local congregations, individuals, families, foundations, and corporations to assist homeless families with children find permanent housing and help them achieve sustainable self-sufficiency.

Click here to make a donation.

Support Local Jewish Shelters
There is a great need with the pandemic and upcoming holidays.

National

Urge Congress to Pass a Living Wage
The cost of living in the United States has long eclipsed the minimum wage. At $7.25 per hour, an employee who is working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks a year, earns only $15,080. An increase to the minimum wage is imperative if we expect people to be able to support themselves with a full-time job. It's time that our federal minimum wage becomes a living wage. Urge your member of Congress to support the Raise the Wage Act.

Stand Up for Paid Family and Medical Leave
No person should have to choose between caring for themselves or a family member and keeping their job and income. Yet each year, millions of workers are forced to make that difficult choice. The United States is the only advanced economy that does not offer any paid family leave to its workers. Paid family and medical leave provide employees the necessary time to recover after illness or surgery, to take care of an ill family member, or to care for a new child. Urge Congress to pass the FAMILY Act to provide paid family and medical leave for all workers in America.

Local Organizations and Partners in Hunger and Homeless

Sun, January 24 2021 11 Sh'vat 5781