Repair the World

Social Action - Tikkun Olam
Temple Shalom
A Reform Jewish Congregation
Chevy Chase, Maryland
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
Latest news on our refugee resettlement efforts to assist a family from Syria, Click Here
YOU ARE INVITED TO A BRUNCH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SYRIAN FAMILY

PLEASE ATTEND A SPECIAL BRUNCH at the home of Ruti and Nicole Berner-Kadish to raise needed funds for rent for Temple Shalom Syrian Family: Sunday, February 19, 11 am to 1 pm

RSVP HERE
SHARE YOUR VOICE, Take Action Now Against Muslim Ban
Jews know what its like to be targeted by religious intolerance.
Help others by sharing your voice now, through phone, letters, email, or social media.

Call U.S. senators, go to HIAS by clicking here.
Lutheran Social Services offers suggestions for social media posts, click here to find out more.

March against Muslim Ban
Temple members march against Muslim Ban
JOIN THE WORK OF TIKKUN OLAM
Temple appoints new Tikkun Olam Chair, Linda Aldoory, who is looking for volunteers to help with events and communication. Please email tikkunolam@templeshalom.net if you would like to get involved with social action through the Temple.
Mitzvah Day
Temple Shalom's commitment to community is never more evident than on Mitzvah Day. One fall Sunday each year, we suspend regular religious school so that families can volunteer to work on their choice of dozens of one-day community projects and help our students learn the value of helping others.

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Acts of Loving Kindness
Throughout the year, members participate in projects to feed the hungry, aid the elderly and help low-income families lift themselves out of poverty. We serve the homeless at Shepherd's Table and S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat), and collect clothing and kitchen goods for those newly housed. We participate in Sukkot in April, donning work gloves to fix up the homes of area low-income and disabled families.
A Voice of Justice
As hard as we work to relieve the symptoms of social pain, our dream is to eliminate the roots of social injustice. So we are compelled to act as advocates to bring about human progress. Our social action leaders help to assure that our voices reflect the teachings of our faith and the convictions of our congregation.
A Good Neighbor
Temple Shalom has a special relationship with our neighborhood. We've adopted a nearby creek, which our Stream Team visits four times a year to remove trash, analyze water, check drains and teach our kids about ecology. We help Suburban Hospital train new babysitters. We sponsor a needy family through the Silver Spring Interfaith Housing Coalition, and have provided them with everything from a car to financial advice to homework help as we continue to mentor them and they continue to inspire us. And yes, we recycle.