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Yom Rishon, 4 Kislev 5777

TIKKUN OLAM

"Justice, justice, you shall pursue." (Deut 16:20)

Beit Haverim promotes, facilitates and shares in diverse social action activities in response to the core principle of Jewish ethics: Tikkun Olam - mending the world.

Beit Haverim has a longstanding commitment to social action – setting in motion the ideals and values of our traditions through deeds of justice and compassion. Our activities include organizing various drives throughout the year and providing support to needy members of our community through targeted programs. 

As we pursue the important work of creating a better world, we strengthen the relationships within our congregation and broaden our connections to other communities. In doing so, we develop a better awareness and understanding of our responsibility to each other. We show that we care, mentor our children and create meaningful change.  All are invited and encouraged to participate in the work of social justice.

PROJECTS INCLUDE

  • West Linn Food Pantry
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Jewish National Fund Collections for Trees For Israel
  • PAWTeam Supply Drive
  • Men's shelter dinners
  • Household Item donations to Hand to Hand (Jewish Federation of Portland) for those in need 
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Nothing But Nets
  • Ideas and suggestions are always welcome

For more information about any programs and to become involved, please contact our Tikkun Olam Chairperson, Barbara Gold

 

Annual Food Drive:

Beit Haverim members and guests gathered 530 lbs of food during our High Holiday Food Drive.  We are so pleased to be able to contribute to the food needs of our neighbors. Thanks to everyone who donated.

 

Thanksgiving Basket Drive:

Once again this year, Beit Haverim helped gather food for Thanksgiving baskets collected by Jewish Family & Child Services so that 150 families would be able to have an abundant Thanksgiving dinner.  Last year, we collected boxes of stuffing mix.  This year, we collected packets of turkey gravy mix.  We are please to announce that we surpassed our goal by collecting 162 packets of gravy mix.  Just wait till next year!

 

Knitzvah Project:

As we have done in past years, Haverim is encouraging knitters to make hats and scarves for the winter for folks who need them to keep warm.  We have a basket of yarn in the Fireplace room at the Temple and anyone who wants to knit is welcome to take some.  We have collected quite a few scarves and hats, but we are looking to collect at least 20 more so that we can donate them before Christmas to needy people.  If you knit, please add your handiwork.

 

Sandwich Project:

Last year,  students in our Religious School rolled up their sleeves,  put on their plastic gloves and worked hard to make sandwiches for hungrty homeless people. The children then bagged the sandwiches with an apple to make a nice meal.  A  couple of wonderful school moms took the sandwiches right downtown to deliver them in time to be handed out for dinners.  We will do so again this year, with the help of Religious School moms and helpful students.

If you want to be a part of our wonderful Tikkun Olam committee, please contact Barbara Gold.

 

 

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