“It is not yours to complete the task
but neither are you free to desist from it”
Tikun Olam – Repairing the World – is a long-valued precept of Judaism. As Humanistic Jews we particularly understand that social justice comes about because we make it happen. It is up to us to stand up, speak out, and make a difference.
As a community, we can work to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves and to make a better world for all of us. As a community, we can lend our voices to those who are not heard.
We especially commit ourselves to speak out on particular issues: women’s reproductive rights; LGBTQ rights; voting rights, especially in the face of racial discrimination; science and climate change advocacy; fighting Islamophobia; defending the rights of refugees and immigrants to come to our country, step out of the shadows, and be welcomed as productive citizens, just as our ancestors did before us.