"If justice and righteousness defines what it means to be a Jew, then we must constantly search for ways to implement our values. If it’s the foundation of our covenant, we cannot say “I tried, I did my share.” Rather, every day we have to wake up and ask “is there something that I can do? Is there something that I didn’t do? Is there something that I could try again?” --Rabbi Steven Rein, Kol Nidre Sermon, 2017
AAC Social Action Committee Mission Statement: Agudas Achim must act to increase justice, fairness, and equity in the world.
The AAC Social Action Committee's goal is to create opportunities for members of Agudas Achim to do Tzedakah (“righteous giving”), Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”) and Gemilut Chasadim (Deeds of Loving Kindness).
How You Can Help
Contact us with questions or to discuss ways to get involved. Our congregation works to alleviate food insecurity, reduce homelessness, help the sick and institution-bound seniors, and support racial justice in partnership with local Alexandria institutions and national Jewish institutions. Click the links below to find out how to help!
- Special Focus 5778: Safe Spaces
- Special Focus 5777: Racial Injustice
- Hachnasat Orchim: Refugee Crisis Resources
- Ongoing Projects
- B'nai Mitzvah Project Resources
- Kids' Resources