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Engaging Our Community

Introduction

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:

...in 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

Advocacy

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 reproductive justice, 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

 

 

Other Ways We've Been Repairing the World

 

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

Petitions are available to sign at the office during the week and every Shabbat at services.  For more information, please contact Rochelle Arian in the office.

https://youtu.be/c8lckinBgKI

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 

https://boe.cuyahogacounty.gov

Geauga County Board of Elections

https://boelections.geauga.oh.gov/

Judge For Yourself

https://www.judge4yourself.com/judicial-candidate-ratings/

League of Women Voters Information 

https://www.vote411.org

 

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.

Fri, July 12 2024 6 Tammuz 5784