Tzedek Committee - Social Justice

In April, 2017, the Hill Havurah Board approved the establishment of a Tzedek (Justice) Committee. The purpose of the Tzedek Committee is to review issues concerning social justice raised by Hill Havurah members as well as requests for support from other organizations, and identify those issues and activities that merit our organizational support.

Tzedek, or justice, is a key word in the book of Devarim – most famously in the verse: “Justice, justice you shall pursue, so that you may thrive and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”

Hill Havurah undertakes actions to support social action based on Jewish laws and ethics, striving to create a world that is just and kind. Practical considerations also come into play, such as the number of activities the Havurah should support or participate in each year.

Members opt to participate in social justice and charitable activities on a strictly voluntary basis, based on their own interests, priorities, and personal beliefs. The Tzedek Committee seeks to build consensus, but recognizes that, for some members, certain social justice activities may be controversial, and others will prefer to focus on other aspects of the Havurah such as educational programs and pastoral needs.

 

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 19
    Lunch and Learn
    Tuesday, Dec 19th 12:00p to 1:15p
    We welcome you to join us every third Tuesday of the month. We will be gathering at noon to treat our souls with a Torah study. Reformation, St. John's conference room. Please bring your own lunch and an open mind for an insightful lunch break! The bagels are on us!

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  • Saturday
    Jan 6
    January Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Jan 6th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.

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  • Sunday
    Jan 7
    20/30somethings - Meet and Greet
    Sunday, Jan 7th 7:30p to 9:00p
    We are excited to announce a meet and greet that the Havurah's Board of Directors is hosting specifically for 20/30somethings on the evening of Sunday, January 7th from 7:30-9pm. We'll enjoy drinks and bites together, and the location is TBD. It's a great chance to meet the Havurah's leadership and get to know familiar faces around the Havurah, whether or not you're interested in a leadership role in the congregation one day.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 9
    January Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Jan 9th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 8:30a to 9:30a
    Join us for a lively discussion on this week's Torah portion over coffee and some breakfast-y snacks! This is always held at a different location, please contact Rabbi Hannah to receive the location.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    Jewish-Muslim celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 9:30a to 12:30p
    Jewish-Muslim celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    January Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she and lay-leaders incorporate music, story, and legendary “Torah Parades” to create a joyous Shabbat experience for toddlers and their parents.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 13
    Bennett Elmendorf's Bar Mitzvah
    Shabbos, Jan 13th 10:00a to 12:30p

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  • Sunday
    Jan 14
    Jewveniles - Interfaith Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    Sunday, Jan 14th 10:30a to 12:30p
    Join Rabbi Hannah Spiro and the seventh through tenth graders of Hill Havurah for some learning, some eating, and some fun! Contact irena.mehaffie@hillhavurah.org to RSVP or for more information.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 16
    Lunch and Learn
    Tuesday, Jan 16th 12:00p to 1:15p
    We welcome you to join us every third Tuesday of the month. We will be gathering at noon to treat our souls with a Torah study. Reformation, St. John's conference room. Please bring your own lunch and an open mind for an insightful lunch break! The bagels are on us!

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In June, 2017 the Hill Havurah Board established Operating Guidelines for Tzedek (Social Justice) Committee and also approved three Congregational Positions recommended by the committee for action during the coming year. Additional information on Tzedek Committee can be found at the following links:

 

 

Sun, December 17 2017 29 Kislev 5778