The Social Justice Vision at Stephen S. Wise Temple

Our congregation will see Social Justice as a calling that derives from our sense of God and the imperative of Jewish Tradition. The Stephen S. Wise Temple community will use our influence, power and compassion to be a force for positive, meaningful and effective change in the quality of life on behalf of all the citizens of Los Angeles and the world.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Thanksgiving Message: Giving thanks through Open Doors

What does Thanksgiving mean to those whose lives are full of opportunity and what does it mean in a society where the doors are closed for so many?  Listen to Rabbi Stern's perspective here:
Thanksgiving 2011 Shabbat Message

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Seromon, Friday, Nov. 11th: Jewish Business Ethics and the American Financial System -- A brief reflection on conflicting values.

Rabbi Stern spoke about the challenge that Jewish Business Ethics present to the operative values that drive the American Financial System.  He referred to an article written by two business professors from CUNY.  You can access that here.

He also mentioned that this is what motivates him to support the Responsible Banking Ordinance sponsored by Richard Alarcon in the LA City Council and endorsed by clergy throughout the city organized by LA Voice.  You can see a summary of the ordinance here.

View the sermon at the Stephen S. Wise Vimeo Site by clicking here.