Temple Emanuel is proud to partner with various progressive organizations locally, nationally, and internationally, to create positive changes in our world based on the values that our synagogue upholds.
Stop the Sirens - Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) as Hamas continues to launch hundreds of rockets at targets in the Negev and throughout the center of Israel, our North American Reform Movement is working to help support millions of Israelis in harm's way, many huddled in bomb shelters. As we did two years ago, the Reform Movement has joined with the Conservative Movement and JFNA (the Jewish Federations of North America) to raise and distribute funds to provide emergency aid and alleviate the pain and suffering of our Israeli brothers and sisters. At times such as these we especially feel connected to our people. We hope you will join us in doing our part by contributing funds to this critical joint effort.
The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) is Israel's preeminent civil and human rights organization addressing issues of religion and state. Founded in 1987 as the public and legal advocacy arm of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, IRAC works to advance pluralism in Israeli society and to defend the freedoms of conscience, faith and religion. Rooted in progressive Jewish values, IRAC advocates on behalf of a broadly inclusive Israeli democracy based on the principles of social justice and equality.
InterFaithFamily.com is the premiere resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. They offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and their new InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.
Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. They began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and are now a national organization with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, in addition to their national office in Boston.
Hazon programs are multi-generational and give entry points for Jews of all backgrounds who are concerned about the environment and the world.Hazon serves a national and international population; members of every denomination and those who are unaffiliated; intergenerational from children to seniors – including families and singles, with a particular focus on young adults interested in developing the skills to take on leadership roles in their communities and make a difference in the world.
Development Corporation for Israel, commonly known as Israel Bonds, is a broker-dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States. For 2013, U.S. Israel bond investments to date have surpassed $1 billion, an unprecedented domestic sales achievement. Capital provided by the Bonds organization has helped expedite Israel’s rapid economic development, despite formidable environmental and regional challenge as well as the recent global recession. By strengthening every sector of Israel’s economy and thus enabling, among other endeavors, national infrastructure development, the Bonds enterprise has played a decisive role in Israel’s evolution from agrarian nation into a groundbreaking, globally emulated leader in high-tech, greentech and biotech.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish human rights and development organization working to realize human rights and end poverty inthe developing world. They pursue lasting change by providing financial support to local grassroots and global human rights organizations working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing American Jews and others in the U.S. to advocate for policies that will benefit people in the developing world
Jewish World Watch (JWW) is a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities. Since its founding in 2004 based on Jewish experienceand values, JWW has grown from a collection of Southern California synagogues into a global coalition that includes schools, churches, individuals, communities and partner organizations that share a vision of a world without genocide. Currently focused on the ongoing crises in Sudan and eastern Congo, JWW partners with on-the-ground organizations to develop high-impact projects that improve the lives of survivors and help build the foundation for a safer world, while inspiring our communities to support tangible projects and advocate for political change. Since its inception, JWW has raised more than eleven million dollars in pursuit of their mission, impacting our community and hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan and Congo.
Imagine LAharnesses the power of volunteer mentorship teams (from faith communities, companies and other committed organizations) and existing community resources to empower families to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency
ARZA is the single largest supporter of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) and the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC). ARZA also provides educational materials about Israel and Zionism for Reform congregations, assists in bringing Reform Jews to Israel, and provides pre- and post-trip programming for congregations and individuals in order to enhance their Israel experience. If you would like to sign a pledge to vote for ARZA - representing Reform Judaism in the world Zionist Organization elections to a vote to promote the egalitarian, pluralistic vision of Reform Judaism in Israel, click here.
Women of the Wall, or Neshot Hakotel נשות הכותל in Hebrew, is a group of Jewish women from around the world who strive to achieve the right, as women, to wear prayer shawls, pray, and read from the Torah collectively and out loud at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem, Israel. The Western Wall is Judaism’s most sacred holy site and the principal symbol of Jewish people-hood and sovereignty, and, as such, Women of the Wall works to make it a holy site where women can pray freely.