Our social justice work is predominantly carried out by deputies who sit on the Social Justice Committee.
Issues covered by the committee include: developing policies and protocols for Jewish organisations to ensure the protection of children and young people from abuse within Jewish community institutions; understanding and responding to issues of disability; mental health; ageing and carers; and associated services for members of the community; understanding the circumstances and needs of families, children and young people experiencing adversity and vulnerability in the Jewish community; housing and homelessness; working cooperatively with relevant community organisations in the Jewish community and consulting with welfare organisations in the wider community on these issues; cooperative Jewish and Indigenous activities.
Recently, through our affiliate partner the Sydney Alliance, members of the committee formed a key part of the Jewish Voices for Power coalition which lobbies the government for cleaner energy solutions for tenants and other marginalised communities. As a participant in the Voices for Power conference in July 2019 we were able to secure commitments from the government and opposition regarding the construction of more clean energy projects.
Child protection l Refugee and asylum seeker policy l Same-sex marriage resolution