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.
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
The Los Angeles City Council Responsible Banking Ordinance. Clergy and Social Justice activists join together to demand that when our money (LA City money) is deposited in banks those banks also invest in the well-being of our city: branches in poorer neighborhoods, increased small business lending and reducing foreclosures of homes. See the body of the blog for more information.