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Tzedek Tirdof Committee

The Tzedek Tirdof Social Justice Committee was created to allow members to express their Jewish values of justice and equity.  

The first major project was the ongoing support of a newly arrived refugee family that was settled in Elizabeth by the International Rescue Committee.  Our committee members befriended the members of the family, collected many items they needed in their new home, taught both children and adults English and other school subjects, and helped them learn their way around the area and the system of government supports.  Congregation Beth Sholom responded extremely generously whenever asked for contributions.

This year Tzedek Tirdof will address two central social justice issues of our day:  gun violence prevention and support and advocacy for refugee resettlement.

All are invited to join Tzedek Tirdof to help in enhancing Tikkun Olam, the repair of the world.

For more information, please contact office@cbsteaneck.org.

 
 
 
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Congregation Beth Sholom has signed on with Jewish congregations and communities from around the country, onto HIAS’ Welcome Campaign as an affirmative statement in support of welcoming refugees to the United States.

With over 68 million people displaced from their homes worldwide, we see the plight of contemporary refugees as simultaneously an alarming global crisis and an issue that resonates very deeply with Jewish history and values. Throughout history, the Jewish people have been forced to flee persecution and seek safety in other lands. Throughout history, we have been refugees. Today, "welcome" the stranger,” our communities call upon the government of the United States to rise to the leadership that this crisis warrants.

Individually, we, the congregations on this list, are taking action in a variety of ways including educating others about refugees, advocating with elected officials, holding events and programs, raising money to support refugees, building partnerships and helping refugees in our local communities.

Once, we helped refugees because they were Jewish. Today we help refugees because we are Jewish.

 
 
 
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Mon, July 22 2019 19 Tammuz 5779