Tikkun Olam - Repair of the World – comes to life within the work of the Social Action Committee. Through "Mitzvah" projects, we plan and coordinate both short and long-term relationships with organizations that serve unmet needs. Projects help both Jews and non-Jews. The committee can provide resources, volunteer and/or financial, in order for a project to be successfully completed.
Membership on the Social Action Committee is encouraged and is open to all synagogue members. Meetings are held monthly and Mitzvah projects are regularly scheduled. Members are encouraged to bring ideas for new partnerships and projects to the committee's attention. Anyone interested in receiving information about the committee’s activities may click here to be added to the committee's email list.
Social Justice issues, identified as priorities by the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Religious Action Center (RAC) form the basis for much of the committee’s activities.
A list of major activities follows.
"We remember the prophet Isaiah's charge to "share your bread with the hungry."
Several synagogue projects serve and provide food for hungry people. Please help! Food donations are always accepted at Temple as well.
St Ben's Meals Program – second Sunday of every month. Chicken bakers and servers are needed. Volunteers can do either or both of these tasks. Contact Sharon Goldberger at 414-354-5721 for details.
Agape Community Center Meals program – second Tuesday of every month. Volunteers prepare and serve food. Contact Afra Simms at 352-6954 (home) or 737-2773 (cell) for details.
St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program at All People's Church – Fourth Thursday of even numbered months. Volunteers are needed to prepare the food the day before at Shalom and to serve the food at All People's Church. The meal is served from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Contact Diane Kane at (414) 351-3059 for additional information.
Other Social Action Projects
At its regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year, the Social Action Committee determines how best to utilize its resources to assist the broader community. The Social Action Committee is always seeking volunteers to participate on the committee as well as to assist with projects.