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The Ways We Can Pursue Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) at Shir Ami

TIKKUN OLAM COMMITTEE

Our Shir Ami Tikkun Olam Committee is responsible for coordinating Shir Ami member involvement in direct service projects and social justice advocacy efforts. We offer many opportunities for members of all ages and abilities to get involved. Volunteers may commit to a single activity or ongoing projects. The committee grounds its work in Reform Jewish values expressed in our sacred Jewish texts, while respecting the diversity of the congregation and the range of views held by its members.

We are dedicated to pursuing justice in every aspect of our lives and communities. We teach this to our children and are guided by our commitment to the Brit Olam, or covenant, of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) – to create a world in which all people experience wholeness, justice and compassion.

Whether we are speaking about food insecurity in our own backyard, racial or environmental justice, accessible voting, raising money through various programs, and general support of Shir Ami – our guide to perform acts of Tikkun Olam - to repair the world - is vital to the Jewish community and beyond. This past year and a half, living through a
pandemic, presented difficulties we never imagined. The Tikkun Olam committee seeks to address such issues.

This year, the Tikkun Olam Committee will focus its efforts on:

FOOD INSECURITY which supports neighbors facing this challenge as well as agencies that address this need
RACIAL JUSTICE which addresses all forms of bigotry
VOTER ENGAGEMENT which works to ensure fair representation in federal and local elections
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE taking localized, impactful action in our community.

In addition, we will continue to focus on current issues, such as education, immigration policies, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and reproductive rights.

We hope you will join us.

 

Co-Chairs:
Essie Cherkin | 215.531.4042 | echerkin27@yahoo.comBarbara Roth | 215.519.5077 | bsroth66@yahoo.com

To learn more, click through the links below.


FOOD INSECURITY    |    RACIAL JUSTICE    |    ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE    |    VOTER ENGAGEMENT    |    TIKKUN OLAM    |    DONATE TODAY

 

Sun, December 5 2021 1 Tevet 5782