Social Justice & Activism

We believe this world needs more justice, equity, and love, and we work toward that prophetic vision every day. Panim: Social Action and Social Justice is how we engage the BJ community in responding to our tradition’s call to act in the face of injustice and suffering.

“Panim” means faces, reflecting the fact that all our social action and social justice work is grounded in sacred relationships and seeks to honor the dignity of every human being. From opening our doors to the gay and lesbian community at the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s to founding a women’s shelter; from supporting marriage equality to our family days of service; from advocating for immigrants’ rights to organizing for environmental change; in all our programs and campaigns, we come face to face and build relationships with other community members, with partner organizations of other faiths, and with the people we serve.