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2022 Elections

The Tikkun Olam committee encourages all eligible people to participate in our democracy by voting.  


FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION: links to the Ohio Secretary of State Voter Toolkit


The links below are to boards of elections or other non-partisan information resources.


Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Geauga County Board of Elections

Judge For Yourself

League of Women Voters Information


Other Ways We've Been Repairing the World


Help the Cleveland Foodbank

The greater Cleveland Food Bank is operating at a crisis response level, based on the unprecedented unemployment claims and economic instability. Donations are particularly helpful, and there are limited opportunities for volunteering.

Although there are a limited number of available spots, you can volunteer.

You can also donate to their virtual food drive.

Donate to the JFSA Food Pantry

Jewish Family Services Association provides a broad spectrum of services to both the Cleveland ( not just Jewish) community—from physical and mental well-being, from youth to elder, and more—JFSA’s reach is extraordinary. The JFSA Food Pantry is collecting donations for its’ food pantry to be distributed to its’ clients. The donations can be food (drop off at: 29125 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH  44122, M-F between 9-4) or financial ( to help stock the pantry.

Support the Cleveland Clinic's Distribution Initiatives

You can support Cleveland Clinic’s campaign for the community.

Give Blood

There’s an urgent need for blood donations.

Share Your Mitzvot!

The list we’ve shared is just a start! What mitzvot are you doing? How are you making things a little bit better? Please share them! Inspire all of us to be better and do more!

Share them on Facebook! Don’t forget to tag your friends, tag the staff and rabbis,  and to use these hashtags:  #everydayismitzvahday #suburbantemplekolami


We've Been Advocating for Change - and Can Do Even More

RAC-OH is working to end the death penalty in Ohio.  

Click here to get involved today.



Get Involved with the Greater Cleveland Congregations

Learn more about the multi-faith community organizing which has make a difference in Cleveland and recently relaunched and redoubled efforts here.



Re-Engaging Our Community


Suburban Temple- Kol Ami has been committed to Tikkkun Olam, repairing the world, since our founding in 1948. It’s central to our congregational vision and our Reform Jewish values. The Tikkun Olam committee brings together clergy, board members and members of our congregation to create opportunities for both direct service and advocacy.The pandemic has disrupted opportunities to contribute to long-standing programs. As things "settle down" with the pandemic, we will resume our commitment to these programs. Here is what ST-KA has been involved with:

Direct Service

Our direct service has included: partnership with the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank:

  • Filling Little Free Library monthly
  • Volunteering (and having a great time!) at the Kids' Book Bank to Sip and Sort books


Our advocacy has included:

RAC-OH has been bringing together all the URJ (Reform) Congregations in Ohio to build a Jewish movement for justice in Ohio. We are coming together to speak in one united faith voice about the issues we care about including gun control, criminal justice reform, substance use disorder, and more. Our local voices make a difference!

Greater Cleveland Congregations: a non-partisan coalition of faith communities and partner organizations in Cuyahoga County working together to build power for social justice. As a catalyst for systemic change, GCC challenges Greater Clevelanders to imagine the change we can accomplish to build a greater Cleveland for all of its residents. GCC unites people across lines of race, class, religion, and geography to promote public, private and civic sector actions which strengthen and improve the quality of life of our neighborhoods. Campaigns such as gun violence reduction, local education reform and food sustainability have gained traction in Cleveland and beyond.


To get involved, please contact Rabbi Allison Vann



Sip and Sort





Mon, February 6 2023 15 Sh'vat 5783