Social Justice

Nafshenu recognizes that the world is a changing place and to be indifferent to these changes would be to forsake our tradition, both Biblically and Rabbinically. Each individual has an obligation to do acts of Tikkun Olam, repair of the world. We will not be indifferent and will be involved and engaged in making this world a better place, responding to the issues of the day. Judaism has been, and will always be, relevant to the world in which we live.


 

Let's Change Civil Discourse with The Family Church, the Islamic Center of Voorhees, and more!

The One America Movement’s mission is to heal growing divisions in American society, to build human relationships that can cut through the isolated “bubbles” that increasingly define our country.

Andy Hanauer, Director of the One America Movement

Andy Hanauer, Director of the One America Movement

On Saturday morning, July 29, during lunch after Shabbat services One America Movement Director Andy Hanauer will be speaking to the Nafshenu community about his work. Come join us to hear how the One America Movement has already changed the dialogue in our Country. 

Then, join us Sunday, July 30, together with our faith partners listed above, we will be doing a service project, packing backpacks with school supplies for those in poverty in our surrounding area. After this important mitzvah, we will have a shared dinner and conversation.

If you are able to donate school supplies for this project, please let us know! info@Nafshenu.org

RSVP by clicking here.  


Guiding Texts for our Social Justice Work

Leviticus 19:16: Do not stand idly while your neighbor bleeds. 

Talmud Sanhedrin 73a on Leviticus 19:16: If one sees someone in a life-threatening situation (e.g. he is drowning in a river or being dragged by wild beasts), he has an obligation to save him.

Deuteronomy 16:20: Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may live.

Deuteronomy 22:3: You must not remain indifferent.