During the month of Cheshvan (October 17-November 14), RJV is asking congregations to dedicate one Shabbat service, one adult education program, or one religious school period to learning what our tradition teaches about fair and living wages. Earlier this year, the New York State legislature began to consider a raise in the state minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour, but the attempt stalled and 1 million New Yorkers earning a living at minimum wage jobs were left to barely scrape by. Take action now to show Gov. Cuomo and the state legislature why an increase in the state minimum wage is imperative today.