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Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice

Seek peace...and pursue it : Psalm 34:15

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1. What is Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice?

2. What work does the project engage in?

3. Who is involved in Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice?

4. Contact Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice!

1. Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice is the Reform Movement's campaign to educate and mobilize North American Jewry to support peace efforts and social justice causes in Israel. This initiative was made possible in part by a generous three-year grant from the Ford Foundation.

This campaign will encourage the North American Jewish community to examine the risks and rewards of peace for Israel and the Palestinians, and to undertake critical, constructive public dialogue on the most pressing social issues facing Israel today—including the status of Arab citizens of Israel and other minorities, as well as other issues of inequality and discrimination.

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2. Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice provides publications, educational materials, and program resources for synagogues, educators, rabbis, youth groups, and communities to use at the local level to engage and educate the American Jewish community on the critical issues facing Israel today. These materials and programs include curriculums, speaker series, youth seminars, program guides, Israel trips, interfaith dialogues, as well as the use of this Web site to provide individuals with information about the work of peace and social justice groups in Israel.

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3. Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice is a project of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), (www.uahc.org), the synagogue arm of the Reform Movement. Other UAHC affiliates involved with the campaign include:

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) (http://ccarnet.org/)
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) (http://www.rac.org/)
ARZA/World Union North America (http://rj.org/arzawuna/)
Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) (http://www.irac.org/index_e.asp)
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) (http://rj.org/wrj)
North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) (http://nfty.org/)
North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods (NFTB) (http://rj.org/nftb)
National Association of Temple Educators (NATE) (http://rj.org/nate/)
American Conference of Cantors (ACC) (http://www.accantors.org)

Staff for the project includes:

Esther Lederman, Project Director
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Dr. Leonard Fein, Senior Consultant
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4. If you are interested in speaking with someone about Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice, please call Esther Lederman, Project Director, at 212.650.4162 or send an email to seekingpeace@uahc.org.

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