Social Justice

"As Jews we are called b'nai nevim - or children prophets, bearers of a prophetic call for justice and righteousness, for morality and ethical living."

At University Synagogue, we approach our responsibility to work for Social Justice via three avenues: Education, Advocacy, and Action. Many of our efforts are focused on ending homelessness, a major problem in Los Angeles - but we also address many other issues, including food insecurity, environmental issues, health, and working to end genocide and alleviate the suffering of those who it threatens and displaces. We also coordinate with Reform Judaism's social justice advocacy organization, the Reform Action Center (RAC). Our commitment to Social Justice infuses not just our congregational life but our children's religious education as well.