Don’t stand idly by the blood of your neighbor: To see his death and you are able to save him, such as one drowning in a river, or an animal or bandits are advancing on him (Rashi on Leviticus 19:16-29)
He [Rabbi Tarfon] used to say: It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it (Pirke Avot 2:2)
Temple Beth-El is a founding congregation of Jersey City Together, a grassroots organization dedicating to listening to the needs of the people of Jersey City and carrying those concerns to the public and private decision-makers who can make changes for the better.
In the organization’s own words: New Jersey Together is a growing, broad-based coalition in northern New Jersey. We are multi-faith, multi-issue, and strictly non-partisan. We partner with religious congregations, non-profits, neighborhood organizations, and parent groups to develop leaders, strengthen communities, & seek justice
GET INVOLVED! You can learn more about Jersey City Together and help do its work here: https://www.njtogether.org/get-involved