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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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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  4 , 2020
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Jul 4th 9:00a to 9:30a
    It’s our celebratory Tot Shabbat -- we’ll bring the songs and the story; you bring the challah and the grape juice. Let’s sing our favorites and show off our best virtual dance moves for Shabbat. This is a virtual Zoom program. For more information, and to find out how to join us for it, click on the "HERE" link at the top of this website's homepage under "Upcoming Hill Havurah Virtual Programs and Services."

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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  4 , 2020
    American Folk Shabbat Service and Torah Study
    Shabbat, Jul 4th 10:00a to 11:45a
    Join us for our usual Shabbat morning service with Torah study in the middle -- with an American folk twist. We’ll be singing many of our prayers to the melodies of beloved songwriters like Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Tracy Chapman. Guitar chords will be provided if you’d like to strum along. This is a virtual Zoom service. For more information, and to find out how to join us for it, click on the "HERE" link at the top of this website's homepage under "Upcoming Hill Havurah Virtual Programs and Services."

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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  11 , 2020
    Meditation and Torah Study
    Shabbat, Jul 11th 8:45a to 9:45a
    Join Rabbi Hannah and start your Shabbat morning with meditation, Torah study, and a cup of coffee.

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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  11 , 2020
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Jul 11th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Our Tot Shabbat incorporates music, stories, and legendary “Torah Parades” to create a joyous Shabbat experience for toddlers and their grownups. We always finish with grape juice, challah, snacks, and playtime.

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  • Tuesday ,
    JulJuly  14 , 2020
    Hill Havurah Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Jul 14th 7:30p to 9:00p

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  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  17 , 2020
    Family Singalong: Bringing In Shabbat
    Friday, Jul 17th 6:00p to 6:30p
    It's our family pizza Shabbat... without the pizza or the physical gathering! We'll sing our favorites, including the Dinosaur Song, and get ready for Shabbat via Zoom. This is a virtual Zoom program. For more information, and to find out how to join us for it, click on the "HERE" link at the top of this website's homepage under "Upcoming Hill Havurah Virtual Programs and Services."

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  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  17 , 2020
    Communal Kabbalat Shabbat Service
    Friday, Jul 17th 6:30p to 7:30p
    Join us for our virtual monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service. We’ll welcome Shabbat with song and prayer, and kick off the weekend in community. This is a virtual Zoom program. For more information, and to find out how to join us for it, click on the "HERE" link at the top of this website's homepage under "Upcoming Hill Havurah Virtual Programs and Services."

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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  25 , 2020
    Community Havdalah
    Shabbat, Jul 25th 7:00p to 7:30p
    Got a havdalah candle, a glass of wine or cup for juice, and some cinnamon to smell? How about some comfy sweatpants? All items are optional -- let’s sing out Shabbat in community. This is a virtual Zoom service. For more information, and to find out how to join us for it, click on the "HERE" link at the top of this website's homepage under "Upcoming Hill Havurah Virtual Programs and Services."

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  • Wednesday ,
    JulJuly  29 , 2020
    Tisha b'Av Program
    Wednesday, Jul 29th 7:30p to 9:00p

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  • Saturday ,
    AugAugust  8 , 2020
    Meditation and Torah Study
    Shabbat, Aug 8th 8:45a to 9:45a
    Join Rabbi Hannah and start your Shabbat morning with meditation, Torah study, and a cup of coffee.

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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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