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Current Tikkun Olam Activities

This is the Tikkun Olam Committee google drive folder. Access for meeting notes, sign up sheets and shared resources.

Bnai Keshet's commitment to the work of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) is central to our role as participants in the evolution of Judaism. Our work currently includes:

  • Immigration Reform - We work with a coalition of Jewish and interfaith organizations towards comprehensive reform of the immigration system in the United States.  We are prioritizing immigrant and refugee rights this year (2018-2019) as now, more than ever, immigrants and refugees are in greater jeopardy of deportation. We will organize educational sessions, and join with our local and state-wide partners to advocate on behalf of immigrants and refugees such as HIAS (The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). HIAS and our national and local Jewish organization partners have launched We Were Strangers, Too: the Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform.
     
  • Montclair Sanctuary Alliance - an interfaith network of congregations, organizations and individuals offering sanctuary to individuals resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together with their families and communities. We stand publicly against the injustices affecting immigrants and support reforms to promote fairness. Click here to Support the Sanctuary Alliance directly.
  • Paterson Habitat for Humanity - once a year, we "pray with a hammer" and help to build a house in Paterson with Habitat for Humanity 
  • MESH - Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH) partners with churches and synagogues in the Montclair community to serve thousands of nourishing evening meals for homeless and near-homeless residents of Montclair. Bnai Keshet hosts MESH Cafe every Monday night. 
  • St. Paul's Mens Shelter - Bnai Keshet and the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) jointly volunteer the first Saturday to make and serve dinner to the guests of the St. Paul's Men's Shelter in Paterson. 
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network - IHN provides emergency shelter and a host of other support services to homeless families through a network of houses of worship throughout Essex County.
  • Hesed - The Hesed committee at Bnai Keshet provides support for members of our community who need a helping hand at stressful times.

You can also opt-in to BK's Google Group mailing lists:

Be a part of BK's TIkkun Olam discussion and find out more about current events:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!members/bk-tikkun-olam

Join our Anti-Racism study group to learn about how to recognize and work to dismantle racism:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bk-anti-racism

Please see all Anti-Racism programs here.

If you have any questions about how to get involved,
contact Beth Rubin or Maya Grosz

 

Tikkun Olam in Action at BK

Fri, December 14 2018 6 Tevet 5779