B'nai Sholom

Reform Congregation

Albany, NY

Yom Rivii, 28 Iyyar 5777

The Social Action Committee educates the congregation and community about social issues from a Reform Jewish perspective, and provides opportunities to be involved in direct action to improve our community and the world.  Activities include presenting educational materials and programs related to these areas, informing pubic officials about Reform Jewish positions on current issues and legislation, and encouraging congregational engagement in associated activities.
The Social Action Committee currently focuses on:

1.    Childhood literacy
2.    Homeless families
3.    Hunger programs
4.    Universal Health Care

Projects and programs for 2015-2016:
•    Books for Babies – providing new books to expectant parents in homes where reading is not a tradition
•    Family Promise – interfaith community support for homeless children and their families
•    Empty Bowls -- Hunger Action Fund Raiser
•    Support for Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare
•    Semi-annual blood drives
•    Semi-annual clothing drives
•    Legislative advocacy

 Past projects have included participation in disaster recovery, provision of solar cookers in Sudan and the North Star Peace Walk.
Additional initiatives are determined by  congregational interest and our ability to pursue and support specific projects.  Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday evening and all are welcome.

Learn more about our Social Action Projects: