Social action means rolling up our sleeves, opening our closets, pantries, and wallets, and standing up to help repair the world (to do Tikkun Olam) with acts of Tzedek/Justice and Hessed/Lovingkindness. The prophet directs us: “You have been told what is good and what Adonai seeks from you: to act justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
How do we do this? By learning how to bring Tzedek and Hessed into our lives, by individual acts of justice and kindness, and by cumulative and collective acts that feed into sustained projects. How we do this and what causes we emphasize will be informed by the teachings of our rabbis and the inherited wisdom of Jewish tradition.
At the end of the day, we want to be able to say – and affirm in measurable ways – that we have helped make the world a better place, and, we hope, with the help of the Divine Presence, in the process, made ourselves better persons. To advance this goal is the commitment of our committee working with . . .
Our works include food drives, winter clothing drives, working in food pantries and kitchen, Carrot Festival’s CDTA Stuff-the-Bus campaign, fundraising, social justice Shabbatot, and more.
To join us as a volunteer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Stephen Schechter at firstname.lastname@example.org.