GBIO is working with sister organizations to reinstate laws against usury and to cap credit card interest rates.
The Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) recognizes Beth El Temple Center as a "Just Congregation" for its commitment to social justice. Just Congregations, including ours, integrate action for the public good with other congregation activities. This vision of Tikkun Olam encompasses mitzvot, good deeds, tzedakah, charitable acts of justice and righteousness, and tzedek, working to overcome root causes of social injustice.
Beth El Temple Center addresses root causes of social injustice in many ways, for example through some activities of the Social Action Committee, religious school programs, and the congregation's youth groups. As one approach to combating social injustice, BETC has been a member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) since 2005. GBIO is comprised of more than 50 congregations of different faiths in the greater Boston area representing about 55,000 people. Our work with GBIO supports our mission of Tikkun Olam and also strengthens our BETC community.
What is GBIO?
Among the issues that BETC has addressed or is addressing via GBIO:
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