Social Action

Eugene Lipman Social Action Fund Grants

As in years past, the Social Action Committee will be making social action focused grants from the Lipman Fund this year, to projects in areas our congregation has identified as important: immigration, refugees, education, housing, homelessness, jobs, women’s health, gun violence prevention, income inequality and food/hunger. Priority consideration will be given to organizations or groups with relationships with Temple members, though the Committee may in exceptional circumstances consider innovative proposals that are especially promising regardless of relationship to Temple Sinai. 

Applicants must demonstrate effectiveness in achieving their goals. Applications for grants in FY 2020 are due February 18, 2020. Applicants should describe how the grant will be used and should include the most recent financial information for the organization. The Committee will consider timely applications at its March 2019 meeting with decisions being announced in April. Applications and any questions should be submitted to Glenn Engelmann at

Social Action Menu

Temple Sinai is committed to work for justice in education, housing, immigration, jobs and other areas. We have signed the Brit Olam of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC) and committed through the RAC’s Urgency of Now Campaigns to protect the rights of transgender students, defend the rights of immigrants at risk of deportation, and reform the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. Through the Social Action Committee, Women and Men of Reform Judaism and other groups and committees, we engage in direct service, advocacy, and organizing on these and a host of other pressing issues.  Below are ongoing projects and opportunities for tzedakah and tikkun olam:

Contact Us

Glenn Engelmann, Social Action Committee Chair
(202) 450-5716