The Torah exhorts us to take action on behalf of those in need, whether or not they are Jewish. This clarion call to “not separate oneself from the community” is the inspiration behind a Monday, April 29, program “Jewish Values, Jewish Action: Putting Social Action to Work for Our Community,” at Congregation Beth Or, 239 Welsh Rd., Maple Glen.
The free program, designed for community rabbis, synagogue social action chairs and committees and activists from Jewish organizations, is sponsored by Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council and the Center for Social Responsibility.
Philippe Weisz, the managing attorney for HIAS PA, will discuss “We Were Strangers, Too: The Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform.” Bryan Miller, executive director of Heeding God’s Call, and Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFire PA, will address “Gun Violence: Taking a Cool-Headed Approach to This Hot-Button Issue,” and Brian Gralnick, director of Federation’s Center for Social Responsibility, will speak on the topic of “Hunger Politics and Facts.”
State Senator Daylin Leach, Democrat, 17th Senatorial District, will give the keynote address. Jill Zipin is chair of this event. RSVPs are required.The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner.
Sign up for this free event online at: www.jewishphilly.org . For more information, call Brian Gralnick at 215-832-0850.