In Hebrew, Tikkun Olam means “repairing the world.” Temple Israel’s Tikkun Olam committee brings members of the congregation together around issues of social justice. In our activities, we work to act in solidarity with vulnerable communities and build relationships across lines of difference. Temple Israel partners with CHUM to help improve the lives of Duluth community members, through advocacy, volunteerism and fundraising.
A few of our ongoing projects:
Yom Kippur food drive
Hanukkah hat and glove drive
National Night Out
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s annual Day on the Hill
Collecting tuna for the CHUM foodshelf
Sponsoring the Lifehouse Prom
Annual Beach Sweep
Serving Christmas dinner at Union Gospel Mission
Upcoming Social Justice Opportunities
JLRC Day on the Hill
The joint religious legislative coalition will have its annual lobby day on February 7th. Members of Temple Israel are invited to attend.
This year JLRC will be advocating for Affordable Housing, Child Care, and Food Security. Your voice is powerful and it matters. Come use it with us during Day On The Hill to talk to your legislators about your experiences and what matters to you! Scholarships are available.
If you haven’t done so, please check out JRLC’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.