Tikun Olam translated means the repair of the world. At Or Hadash this means assisting families in times of need (our Hesed Committee), as well as participation in community-wide responses to misfortune. It means encouraging individual and communal responses to pressing political and social questions. It means that we are concerned with the wide range of issues -- Jewish and non-Jewish -- that affect our world.
The Social Action/Tikkun Olam (SATO) Committee initiates and carries out social action projects within the congregation that connect its members to the larger community outside of Or Hadash. These projects involve members from across the age and interest spectrum of the congregation, and allow people to spend a few hours, a few days, or more volunteering in meaningful ways. Students are also encouraged to participate and can use these projects for their B‘nai Mitzvah or Confirmation requirements. Or Hadash has hosted homeless families for a month as part of a community-wide consortium of congregations, provided home-made soup to a local food pantry (see attached recipes), and participated in cooking for Aid for Friends.
Currently, we have partnered with The Jewish Federation's Mitzvah Food Pantry this spring for a Cleaning Drive. Please click below for a flier.
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
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|The mission of Aid for Friends.pdf||9.81 KB|
|High Holiday 5777 Mitzvah Food Project||573.58 KB|
|What Food Stamps Don't Cover-Flyer||0 bytes|
|Be The Match - Anywhere||330.23 KB|
|Sheltering from the Elements - SATO 12-11||0 bytes|
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|Creamy Vegetarian Lentil-Mu||19.24 KB|
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|vegetarian times article w-6 recipes||1.78 MB|
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