Rabbis and Public Policy Action

By Sidney Schwarz

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), Spring 1987

Schwarz argues that grassroots action spearheaded by rabbis can positively impact public policy issues concerning the Jewish community. He makes three suggestions for rabbis who want to become more effective in addressing these issues with, what he calls, a move beyond "symbolic action" and one toward "direct advocacy or action." Michael A. Robinson, Randall M. Falk and Murray Saltzman offer responses.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Social Justice, Communal Responsibility, Advocacy, Community Relations, Public Policy, Values, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Reform Judaism

Page Number(s): 9-20

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schwarz, Sidney. Rabbis and Public Policy Action. Reform Judaism. Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Spring 1987: 9-20. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8829


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