Tikkkun Olan – improving our world – is one of Judaism’s core concept. Working towards social and economic justice has been considered to be not just a good thing to do, but a divine imperative. Here at Temple Beth Or, our Social Concerns program is active in the life of our community, and welcomes volunteers. We regularly cook meals for shut-ins; provide “bedtime bundles” for Child Protect, volunteer at community agencies and support a number of community agencies that do important work in the field. Our future plans include a full-day “Mitzvah Day” program in the spring of ’16.
We also help provide information on agencies that do home repairs for the elderly and poor, Meals on Wheels, cooking meals for distribution through the Council on Aging, and helping the Salvation Army at Christmas time.
During the Thanksgiving season, we join with the First United Methodist Church and Church of the Ascension for a joint Interfaith Thanksgiving service, and give attendees the opportunity to contribute to local, national and international charities.
For further information on our Social Action program, contact our committee chair, Corinne Capilouto.