Social Justice

Social Justice initiatives at Touro Synagogue facilitate understanding of and direct action with some of the most significant social justice issues in our time. As a Reform Jewish congregation, our initiatives are in step with The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.  Touro Synagogue is committed to building an inclusive, safe, and equitable community through education, advocacy, and action, both within our synagogue and in New Orleans at large.

If you are interested in getting more involved holistically or have an idea for a new initiative, please contact Social Justice co-chairs: David Shepard, Mike Cohen, & Shira Bergman-Cohen at

Alzheimer’s Support Group
A Commitment to Anti-Racism
Charter School Innovation
Harry Tompson Rebuild Center
Immigrants and Refugees
Krewe of VIPs
Mental Health Awareness
Nourish (Hunger Action Initiative)
Shomrei Adamah
Voting Rights Initiative