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Tikkun Olam

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Congregation Brith Shalom has begun a new initiative, the Tikkun Olam Team, whose purpose it is to enable congregants to come together to do community service projects.  Our hope is to have projects which continue throughout the year.

According to the Torah, all human beings are created in God’s image.  As Jews, when we assist those in need, we enable the spark of God within each person to be illuminated and bring Godliness into our world.  All are invited to be a part of this holy task.

 

The world stands on three things: on Torah, on the service of God, and on acts of lovingkindess.

Pirkei Avot 1:2

 

For more information, please e-mail [email protected]

 

Calendar

 

As part of our new Tikkun Olam Initiative, Congregation Brith Shalom will be conducting collections benefitting local charitable organizations.  Each month, we ask you to consider donating specific items in the Tzedakah Box in our lobby, which will be collected and delivered to the designated organization.

Month                               Activity                                                                    Organization

October                            Canned goods donations (kosher or non kosher)        Meals on Wheels

You can make a difference in the life of a home-bound senior.

 

Rolling candles at Celebration Company

Monday, February 26, 7:00-8:30 pm. Celebration Company provides life skills and meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities.
Brith Shalom members meet to roll candles at JFS every last Monday of the month. Future dates include 3/26, 4/30, and 5/28.

Contact Cherye-Ann for directions and to RSVP.

 

Group Volunteering at Casa de Esperanza

Sunday, March 4, 9:30 am-noon. 2911 Corder St, Houston, TX 77054

Casa de Esperanza strives to break the destructive cycle of child abuse by offering safe homes to children of families in crisis. 
Volunteers needed for a wonderful program with young children.

Contact Cherye-Ann for directions and to RSVP.

 

Group Volunteering at Friends For Life (a no-kill shelter)

Sunday, March 11, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. 107 E. 22nd St.

Children ages 5+ are welcome.

Contact Sherri Taxman at (713) 898-5507 for directions and to RSVP.

 

Knitzvah

Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 pm.

Join us as we make blankets for our congregants who are currently in the hospital. Future dates include 4/11 and 5/9.

Contact Tammy Hallman for directions and to RSVP.

 

Helping Houston Food Bank

Sunday, March 18, 9:00 am-noon. 

Minimum age 6 years; please bring closed-toe shoes. 

Contact Cherye-Ann for directions and to RSVP.

 

Group Volunteering at Run for the Rose

Sunday, April 8, 8:00 am, NRG Park.

A team from Brith Shalom will participate in honor of those whose lives have been impacted by brain cancer.

Contact Cherye-Ann for directions and to RSVP.