Tikkun Olam: Social Action to Repair the World
We take seriously our obligation to be "fixers" of the world, promoting social justice. We are also involved in refugee resettlement, hunger issues, anit-violence, LGBT rights, interreligious understanding and protecting the earth.
Our congregation is a founding member of Jersey City Together, an interfaith community organizing group founded in 2015 with a focus on homelessness, affordable housing, youth opportunities and public safety. Click HERE>>> to learn more about addressing issues in Jersey City.
We are also involved in refugee resettlement locally working with Church World Service in hands-on tasks to ease these newcomers transition to the United States.
Contact our Social Action committee to learn more or get involved in these and other projects.
Year-Round Food Drive
When Rav Huna would eat a meal, he would open his door and say, “Whoever is in need, let that person come and eat.” (Ta’anit 20b.) Donating food for the food pantry is our way of opening our doors to the hungry.
Although we collect many donations during our High Holiday Food Drive, our obligations to those in need do not end on Yom Kippur. Who will make sure there is food available for those who need it in November, and December, and beyond?
So many are in need. Please help our temple community do its part so that no man, woman or child goes to bed hungry by adding these items to your shopping list each month. We always need easy open cans of food for the homeless who come by our building regularly too. Items can be dropped off any time on the donation table in the sanctuary.
OCTOBER: Shelf-stable milk and cereal or oatmeal
NOVEMBER: Canned fruit and vegetable
DECEMBER: Hearty canned or boxed meals and soup
JANUARY: Pasta and sauce (no glass, please)
FEBRUARY: Canned meat and fish
MARCH: Peanut butter and jelly
APRIL: Macaroni and cheese
MAY: Baby formula, baby wipes, and diapers
JUNE: Canned fruit and vegetables
JULY: Juice (no glass, please)
AUGUST: Peanut butter and jelly
SEPTEMBER: Canned meat and fish