Category : Social Action

  • Wear the purple ribbon!

    Posted ‍‍יד תשרי ה תשעד - Sep 18th, 2013 By in Rabbi's Thoughts, Social Action With | Comments Off

     Truth: Shalom bayit – domestic tranquility – is a central tenet of Judaism.  Myth: Domestic violence is not a Jewish problem.  Truth: Domestic violence is a community issue, not a private affair.  Myth: Domestic violence is rare among Jewish families.  Truth: domestic abuse occurs in Jewish families at the same rate as in all families …

  • FJC Mitzah Day, Sunday, May 5

    Posted ‍‍יט אייר ה תשעג - Apr 29th, 2013 By in Latest News, Social Action With | Comments Off CCT #1

    Jewish tradition instructs, “You are not obligated to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” (Pirkei Avot, 2:21) Some 80 FJC members gathered on May 5 for our annual Mitzvah Day, a chance to engage as a community in tikkun olam / repair of the world. The power of working …

  • Fabulous T-Shirt Quilt Honors HAC!

    Posted ‍‍כא סיון ה תשעב - Jun 11th, 2012 By in Social Action, Uncategorized With | Comments Off

    Thanks to our member SUSAN JENKINS who, along with her fellow-quilter Marge Overholtz, created the exquisite t-shirt quilt currently on display in Speen Hall honoring 25 years worth of Housing Assistance Corporation’s “Walk to End Homelessness”. Sue graciously accepted Rabbi Lieberman’s suggestion that she fashion a quilt made from t-shirts that HAC gave to walkers …

  • Social Action Committee News

    Posted ‍‍ג כסלו ה תשעב - Nov 29th, 2011 By in Social Action With | Comments Off helping hands (brown)

    1) Tzedakah Box: Our Tzedakah Box donations for the last three months of  2011 will go to MAZON. MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1985, MAZON, which means “food” or “sustenance” in Hebrew, …

  • Knitting Circle – Creating for Ourselves and Others in the FJC

    Posted ‍‍ג כסלו ה תשעב - Nov 29th, 2011 By in Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Social Action With | Comments Off knitting

    Led by Member Ilene Karnow Daytime, evening, and Sunday morning sessions to be offered in January Just ask anyone who knits while waiting for an appointment, at a child’s sporting event, a meeting, or while riding a bus – a conversation about something knitted will ensue and a connection is formed. Knitting has been shown …

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