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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  • Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Nov 3rd 7:30p to 9:00p
    We'll join together that evening for a potluck dairy Shabbat dinner at 7:30 pm. The Havurah will have lots of wine covered. :) RSVP to Irin (above -- irena.mehaffie@gmail.com) for the address and to let her know what you're planning to bring (so we can make sure we don't have 20 loaves of challah).

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  • November Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Nov 4th 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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  • Family Service for 2nd-6th Grade - 11.10.17
    Friday, Nov 10th 6:00p to 7:15p
    Join the Hill Havurah as we celebrate Shabbat at our special family services, created for (and, in part, by) children and families from the Hill Havurah’s Yavneh, Pre-Yavneh and Gan Shalom! We would love full participation from each Yavneh class that is co-leading, and we’ll have an optional catered meal after each service. We can’t wait to celebrate Shabbat together with singing, conversation, and yummy food!

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  • Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbos, Nov 11th 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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  • November Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Nov 11th 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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  • November Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Nov 14th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.

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  • Jewveniles - Challah Baking and Pizza
    Wednesday, Nov 15th 5:00p to 7:00p
    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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  • November Pizza Shabbat and Sing along
    Friday, Nov 17th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for Pizza and a shabbat sing-along

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  • November Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
    Friday, Nov 17th 7:00p to 10:00p

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  • Family Service for PreK-1st Grade 11.18.17
    Shabbos, Nov 18th 10:00a to 11:45a
    Join the Hill Havurah as we celebrate Shabbat at our special family services, created for (and, in part, by) children and families from the Hill Havurah’s Yavneh, Pre-Yavneh and Gan Shalom! We would love full participation from each Yavneh class that is co-leading, and we’ll have an optional catered meal after each service. We can’t wait to celebrate Shabbat together with singing, conversation, and yummy food!

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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:

 

 

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