Founded on an unswerving belief in the right to free speech, from our earliest days Beth Emet has championed human rights and worked vigorously toward tikkun olam, repair of the world. Through awareness and action, we are committed to promoting social justice in meaningful and important ways. In 2018, the Social Justice Coalition was formed to engage the community through advocacy, social action, tzedakah, and youth involvement.
The mission of the Social Justice Coalition is to transform the world from one that is often full of fear, hatred, and disengagement to one that is rich with respect, love, and understanding. As Jews, it is imperative that we create the world we want to see and not accept the world as it is.
We are guided by these core values:
- Tzedek (righteousness/justice)
- Ahava (love of one's neighbor and for the stranger)
- Rachamim (compassion)
- Chesed (kindness)
- Hachnasat Orchim (hospitality)
There are many ways to get involved with social justice work at Beth Emet (see the menu on the right [if on desktop] or below [on mobile devices] to learn more). The newly-restructured Social Justice Coalition seeks to engage all members of the congregation through advocacy, social action, tzedakah, and youth involvement.