Don’t stand idly by the blood of your neighbor: To see his death and you are able to save him, such as one drowning in a river, or an animal or bandits are advancing on him (Rashi on Leviticus 19:16-29)
He [Rabbi Tarfon] used to say: It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it (Pirke Avot 2:2)
Temple Beth-El is a founding congregation of Jersey City Together, a grassroots organization dedicating to listening to the needs of the people of Jersey City and carrying those concerns to the public and private decision-makers who can make changes for the better.
In the organization’s own words: New Jersey Together is a growing, broad-based coalition in northern New Jersey. We are multi-faith, multi-issue, and strictly non-partisan. We partner with religious congregations, non-profits, neighborhood organizations, and parent groups to develop leaders, strengthen communities, & seek justice.
Join voices speaking out in support of the social change we seek to create. JCT’s current focus is how to best improve housing affordability, public education, and public safety/criminal justice here in our own backyard. JCT plans listening sessions throughout the year and we are always interested in having varied members of the Beth El community represent us at JCT programming.
Click here learn more about Jersey City Together and help do its work.
Please reach out to TBE Trustee Phil Gary to learn more about the team at TBE and get involved!