Passover Readings to Support Social Justice
March 19, 2010
From the Social Action Committee
For your Passover Seder this year, we encourage you to recognize that we are Jews in the World. We have a responsibility to work towards reducing inequality, recognize and work toward a reduction of global poverty in the global south and act to support the human rights of all people in this world.
Havurah supports local efforts to provide food for those in needs through our work with the Oregon Food Bank and the Northwest Portland Ministries. We provide a connection with the homeless by providing meals at the Transition Project. We advocate with our elected representatives for debt relief as an effective foreign aid strategy to achieve the Millennium Development Goals through our membership in the Jubilee Oregon and Jubilee USA. We support sustainable development and the funding for a solar powered water system in El Jacote, Nicaragua through our partnership with Green Empowerment.
Please look at these two Passover resources from American Jewish World Service to include in your Seder.
Why is this year different from all other years? Readings to augment the Four Questions, click here.
Dayenu: Supporting the Long Journey from Disaster to Recovery, click here.