Approximately one hundred community members gathered together at Temple Israel on Friday, July 1, for our Sit-In Shabbat. This action, which brought moral outrage, civic engagement and prayers for peace into sharp focus, represents the new face of Social Justice at TIOH. This past spring, our newly formed Social Justice Taskforce agreed on a “3 x 3”approach to Social Justice for our congregation: Through advocacy, action and education, we will work on issues of Bias/Criminal Justice Reform, Hunger & Homelessness and Gun Violence Prevention.
TIOH Lunch Project - Helping Homeless & Hungry
TIOH Christmas Dinner Project
TIOH Garden Project
As part of our Rebuilding project TIOH has allocated space for a garden, which is used as a significant part of teaching our youth and community about the importance of fresh food for everyone, in particular those who are less fortunate. The garden is a way for kids to give back, find satisfaction from growing one's own food and sharing it with others in need.
Shoes that Fit
Every year, TIOH members participate in Shoes That Fit and provide a few hundred pairs of new shoes to local elementary school children in need. For many of the recipient children, these are their very first pair of brand new shoes. Each donor is matched with a specific child in need so they can provide the proper size and fit. To pitch in, please contact the TIOH Day School at 323-876-8330 x4000.
Big Sunday believes that absolutely everyone has some way that they can help somebody else. And so they offer many different ways for anyone to pitch in. Big Sunday began as TIOH’s Mitzvah Day and has grown to now offer more than 1500 ways to help out every year. TIOH partners with Big Sunday on volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Learn more at http://bigsunday.org/
Chesed & Sisterhood Community Support Committees