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The Shul of New York
A Synagogue for Spiritual Judaism

Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief

We have all seen the devastation from the “twin earthquakes” of 7.8 and 7.5 magnitude that shook south-central Turkey and northern Syria on February 6th.


The need for aid is critical. If you wish to send humanitarian relief, here is a list of suggestions:


For Reproductive Rights/Abortion

Center for Reproductive Rights is asking for help/donations with their lawsuit against the state of Texas on behalf of 5 women seeking emergency medical abortions.

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

National Council of Jewish Women/Fund for Abortion Access is the Jewish communal response to the ever-complicating healthcare landscape. Funds are used to help women who need travel, lodging and other expenses to access abortion healthcare.

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.

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.

For Asylum Seekers in NYC

New York's Port Authority continues to be a hub for those seeking asylum to access legal assistance and basic necessities (warm clothing, food, shelter). Here are ways you can help:

For the Freedom to Read

Support President of the New York Public Library, Anthony Marx, as he testifies at City Hall next week to protect funding for our public libraries from drastic cuts.


Brooklyn Public Library/Books Unbanned


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 social and environmental justice and strives to eliminate bias and systemic oppression through education, increased awareness and activism/advocacy.

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