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Kenosha synagogue receives award for social action
April 13th, 2007
Beth Hillel Temple of Kenosha will receive the Irving J. Fain Award for Outstanding Synagogue Social Action Programming from the Union for Reform Judaism on April 17 in Washington, D.C.
The synagogue’s award-winning program, “The Shofar Calls, We CAN Make a Difference,” was an intergenerational weekend retreat built around social justice, advocacy, and the idea of tikkun olam (repairing the world).
It included speakers and activities that addressed a variety of issues, including stem cell research, homelessness, poverty and the crisis in Darfur. Projects included collecting unused medical supplies for hospitals in remote areas and raising awareness about fair trade practices.
The Fain Awards are presented during the Consultation on Conscience, the biennial public policy conference of the Reform movement.