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The Shul of New York
A Synagogue for Spiritual Judaism

Voting/Voter Registration

The  Workers Circle

Use this link to check your voter registration status, find your polling place, and view your ballot.

Disaster Relief for Morocco and Libya

For those wishing to aid victims of the twin natural disasters that devastated parts of North Africa in recent days — a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Morocco that has killed at least 3,000 people and destroyed entire villages, and severe flooding in Libya, where at least 5,300 people are thought dead and more than 10,000 believed missing after a tropical storm broke through two dams and washed coastal villages out to sea — we have identified the following organizations that are providing essential assistance to those affected:




Help People Seeking Asylum in NYC

Title 42, a border policy that has allowed the U.S. to quickly expel migrants, has expired and southern border states are already sending migrants to NYC. Here's how you can help our city with this humanitarian crisis.

  • Sign up to volunteer at The Little Shop of Kindness, 12 West 40th Street, sorting clothing and helping new arrivals in need of clothing, toiletries, and other supplies for their families.   Team TLC NYC's Little Shop of Kindness

Promoting and Protecting Democracy

  • League of Women Voters.  A nonpartisan grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights through advocacy, education, and litigation at the local, state, and national level.

  • Democracy Docket,  providing information about voting rights and pursuing litigation where and when voting rights are abrogated or curtailed.

For Reproductive Rights/Abortion

National Council of Jewish Women/Fund for Abortion Access is the Jewish communal response to the ever-complicating healthcare landscape. Funds are used to :

  • Mobilize rapid response action if medication abortion is banned nationally.

  • Help families navigate restrictions on IVF, fertility treatments, and embryo storage.

  • Prepare multi-faith amicus briefs in specific lawsuits that arise.

  • Help women access abortion services with financial assistance.

  • You can donate here

Center for Reproductive Rights - Using the power of law to advance reproductive rights around the world.

Walgreens is denying medication abortion prescriptions, even in states where abortion is still legal.

Ending Gun Violence

  • Sandy Hook Promise - Sandy Hook Promise envisions a future where children are free from shootings and acts of violence in their schools, homes, and communities.

Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine

  • The IRC (International Rescue Committee): Providing cash support to vulnerable families, winter items, medical supplies, and other forms of humanitarian support in Ukraine, as well as with partner organizations in Poland.

  • HIAS is now providing emergency humanitarian assistance to displaced Ukrainians in Poland, Moldova, Romania, as well as in Ukraine.

Welcome to the Shul Justice Project (SJP), the Shul of New York’s initiative to take an active role as a community in causes and issues that are of importance to us, to the health of our democracy, and to our planet.


Caring about justice is a core Jewish value and part of our Shul culture. The words in the SJP logo, “Do Not Stand Idly By,” come directly from Torah, urging us to act for justice, compassion, and inclusion for the vulnerable, the disenfranchised, and for all life on earth.

The SJP will direct you to concrete actions concerning the critical issues of our time: from voting rights to reproductive rights; from environmental justice to housing justice. New actions and alerts are sent out via email, and posted on Facebook, as well as on this page. The SJP also helps us strengthen and grow our Justice in June project on racial justice, and makes it possible to bring in speakers on important topics.


So, scroll down to the Take Action section for steps you can take right now to make this world a better place. Whether you are a part of our Shul family, or just checking us out, “do not stand idly by”… please join us!


Mission: The Shul Justice Project (SJP) develops and advances initiatives that promote the principles of democracy, including social and environmental justice, within the overarching context of Jewish values. It strives to eliminate bias, inequity and systemic oppression through education, increased awareness and activism/advocacy.

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