POSITIONING B'NAI: a Social Justice Policy for B'nai Havurah

WHY a social justice policy for B'nai?
Mordecai Kaplan, a founder of Reconstructionist Judasim, believed fervently that working for social justice is at the heart of Jewish practice.
Until now, B'nai Havurah had no policy for how to support issues of social justice.


Click here to review the entire policy as approved by B'nai Havurah's Board of Trustees in August 2016.

Click here for the brochure.

Sample forms:

Initial Proposal

Education Report


Pending Requests - CFCU

November 2017 - April 2018: Request by B’kavod Jose Diaz Havurah for B’nai Havurah to become Endorsing congregational member of Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence (CFCU)


Position statement

Gun violence has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, killing over 38,000 Americans in 2016.  And these numbers don’t reflect recent massacres in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, or the rising body count in Chicago.  Firearm fatalities in Colorado (802 in 2016) continue to rise and now exceed those for motor vehicles (627 in 2016).  Almost 80% of these firearm deaths are suicides, which are highly preventable. Guided by our faith tradition’s profound commitment to life, l’chaim, we are called to prevent deaths and injuries caused from the improper use of firearms by promoting public health and community safety.


Please review the following documents for additional information B'kavod Jose Diaz Havurah's request to position B'nai to become a congregational member of CFCU below.


Social Justice Request for What's Nu

Endorsement of Rocky Mountain Rabbinical College


Reconstrucionist Rabbinical Association Resolution

Panel Announcements

Full  B'kavod Jose Diaz Havurah's Request in What's Nu


Social Justice Activities

MLK Marade
Monday, January 17, 8 am - 2 pm
City Park:  http://www.drmartinlkingjrchc.org/index.php/marade

B'nai organizers needed!
Please call the office at 303-388-4441 or email exec@bnaihavurah.org if able to help.





Martin Luther King Marade - Monday, January 17

Women's March - Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March Participants: 

Ron and Deb Aal

Deborah Andrews and Steve Howards

Risa and Annie Aqua

Sandie Radetsky-Banks and Greg Banks

Rabbi Eliot Baskin, Jonah and Dr. Hilary Nieberg Baskin

Rabbi Birdie Becker

Pat Blumenthal and Ron LaFollette

Patty and Libby Bortz

Kristie Bradley

Carol Bubes

Marty and Arna Caplan

Glenn and Susan Cooper

Lisa Eller Davis

Liz Evans

Rich Fantel

Lee Fisher and Barry Rosenberg

John Freed

Sandy Goldman

Phyllis Goodman

Holly Greenfield

Sharon Haber

Emma Hertz
Tamara Hertz – Marched in D.C. 

Rick Kornfeld and Julie Malek

Ann Lederer plus son-in-law, daughter and grand daughter

Susan and Margot Lurie - Marched in D.C.
Pat Madsen - Marched in D.C.

Laura, Anna and Grace Michaels

Maggie Miller and Doug Gertner

Liane and Ethan Morrison

Debbie Reinberg

Barbara and Dick Reinish

Naomi Reshotko

Ronnie Rosenbaum

Miriam Rosenblum and Dave Reilly

Elaine Selsberg and Dan Recht

Barbara Shindell
Kate Shiroff

Cindy Silverman

Anna and Fran Simon and Jeremy

Alana Smart and Zeik Saidman

Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis, plus Little Cooper

Susan Spero

Barbara Stein

Bob Stephens and Barbara Borow-Stephens

Lorrie Tishler

Ed and Bobbie Towbin

Linda Treibitz

Alice Turak

Allan Wallis

Joan and Abbott Wallis

Judy Weingarten

Marilyn Winokur

Claire Zilber

Liora Zucker             

Mon, May 21 2018 7 Sivan 5778