In March 2018 under the leadership and guidance of RTR’s clergy, our congregation signed on to Religious Action Center’s Brit Olam, “covenant with our world”. RAC’s vision is of “a strong, networked Reform Movement acting powerfully and together to bring upon the world we want- a world filled with justice, compassion and wholeness.”
Signing on to Brit Olam allows RTR to publicly reaffirm our commitment to meaningful social justice work, grounded in our sacred and enduring Jewish values. Our commitment to moral leadership and congregational and community-based action is supported by RAC resources. The network of Brit Olam congregations working together to repair our world amplifies our message and our work.
Following the leadership of our youth, RTR chose to focus our initial actions on gun violence prevention and participated in “March For Our Lives” in Washington, D.C., and New York City and rallied in New City. We will continue to support our youth as they work for common sense gun legislation.
In addition, Brit Olam has also joined forces with Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, or HIAS. Brit Olam has utilized HIAS resources to promote literature on ICE, shared ways to incorporate the conversation into Jewish holidays, raised funds for separated families, and joined together in various marches in downtown Nyack and New City.