Today is August 9, 2022 /
Tikkum Olam—repairing the world—is central to our community and our faith. The Social Action Committee connects Kol Ha’Emek with the wider community through activities that support the needs of others. The importance and the joy of Tikkum Olam are conveyed to our children from their earliest days in Hebrew School. Members of the congregation can become involved in social action activities in a variety of ways and at a level of frequency that fits their time and interest.
There are many ways to get involved in UVJC social action:
Other activities supported by the Social Action Committee:
Hebrew School Coordination: inviting B’nai Mitzvah students to share the stories of their Mitzvah projects in the Connection.
UVJC Immigrant Support Committee: For many in our congregation, the plight of immigrants and refugees deeply resonates with our Jewish history. The UVJC Immigrant Support Committee works to support and advocate for immigrants. For more information, contact Carolyn Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP): The UVJC is a member congregation of the UVIP, a consortium of local faith-based organizations working for social justice through community organizing. Past and some current work of the UVIP has focused on Immigrant Justice, Economic Justice and Aging with Dignity. The UVIP invites your input on other issues to address. One possibility under consideration is Climate Change. For more information or to get involved in the work of UVIP, contact Carolyn Gordon at email@example.com.
Consider attending a Social Action Committee meeting, sharing your ideas with a committee member or helping plan and organizing one or more of the activities listed above. To get involved contact UVJCSocAction@gmail.com or a member of the Steering Committee:
Chair: Lynn Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Iris Berezin email@example.com
Carolyn Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Berliner email@example.com
Pamela Hausler firstname.lastname@example.org
Roseanne Kramer email@example.com