ADL Signature Synagogue
Temple Emanu-El is proud to be an ADL Signature Synagogue. We are joining a network of engaged congregations committed to fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate.
ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, our timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism and hate occur.
Religious Action Center
For more than six decades, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) has worked to educate, inspire, and mobilize the Reform Jewish community to advocate for social justice. We mobilize around federal, state, provincial, and local legislation on more than 70 pressing socioeconomic issues, including gun violence prevention, immigration, reproductive rights, and criminal justice reform.
As a joint instrumentality of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, we represent the values of the largest and most diverse Jewish Movement in North America to governments at all levels. As part of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our work is nonpartisan.
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFS) is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, social services agency, with offices in Elizabeth and Scotch Plains, New Jersey. JFS staff provides an array of specialized services for individuals, families and children and works to strengthen family life and encourage personal growth by providing quality social and health services to individuals and families in need.
JFS is licensed as an outpatient mental health agency, adoption agency, childcare provider, and home care agency. Each year JFS helps over 6,000 individuals, from children ot older adults in Union and parts of Somerset Counties. We serve people of every social, economic, race, ethnicity, religious background, and sexual orientation.
Family Promise offers a holistic solution to family homelessness and our shelter models ensure the right fit for a family. Affiliates operate:
- Rotational Shelter – families stay overnight at different congregations and community sites throughout their participation in the program
- Static Shelter – families stay overnight at the same location throughout their participation in the program
- Hybrid static and rotational shelter
- Temporary apartments
- Motel stays
Through all we do, we endeavor to keep families together and safe. Our core shelter model began as a grassroots, interfaith effort that grew into 6,000 congregations and other organizations hosting families at a third of the traditional shelter cost. We are a secular organization that engages local communities and mobilizes 200,000 volunteers every year to offer hospitality and community in a trauma-informed environment.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger is on the road to end hunger, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Goal #2 of Zero Hunger. From the implementation of sustainable community development projects to our meal packaging program that harnesses the passion of local volunteers, we strive to make an impact on hunger by building resilience, self-sufficiency and empowerment in communities worldwide. Here are three ways we’re accomplishing this goal!