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Advocacy Tools and Strategies Focus of Social Action Shabbat at B’nai Sholom

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will kick off a year of focus on tools and strategies for advocating on issues with a Social Action Shabbat talk by Justin Harrison of the Albany chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Harrison will deliver his talk during the congregation’s Friday, April 28, Shabbat service. The service and program, open to all who wish to worship and learn, begin at 8 p.m. B’nai Sholom is located at 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.

Harrison, who chairs the NYCLU Albany chapter’s legal committee, will discuss peaceable assembly, First Amendment rights, how to deal with police and counter-protesters, as well as other issues relating to advocacy and protest. A question-and-answer session will follow during the oneg Shabbat after the service.

Throughout the coming year, B’nai Sholom’s Social Action Committee will examine issues and legislation and provide approaches for congregants to add their voices to the discussion about the things that matter most to them individually.

“What do you most care about? Intolerance? The environment? Health care? On April 28, learn tools and strategies to let your voice and your view be heard,” said Rebecca Marvin, Social Action Committee co-chair.

For more information about the April 28 Social Action Shabbat, visit or contact the B’nai Sholom office by email at or phone 518-482-5283.


Founded in 1971, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region. Nearly 130 diverse households from eight counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom. For information about B’nai Sholom and the benefits of belonging, visit or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or


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