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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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  • Wednesday
    Mar  20
    HH Purim Party
    Wednesday, Mar 20th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Join us on Erev Purim for a Havurah Purim Party! We'll eat, drink, listen to a little megillah, and get a little silly.

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  • Friday
    Mar  22
    Family Service for PreK-1st Grade
    Friday, Mar 22nd 6:00p to 7:30p
    Family Service for PreK-1st Grade with optional pizza

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  • Saturday
    Apr  6
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbat, Apr 6th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Torah Study (with coffee!)

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  • Saturday
    Apr  6
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, Apr 6th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.

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

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  • Saturday
    Apr  13
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Apr 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
    Apr  20
    Community Seder 5778
    Shabbat, Apr 20th 5:45p to 9:00p
    Hill Havurah "Kosher-Style" Community Seder

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  • Saturday
    Apr  27
    Family Service for 2nd-6th Grade
    Shabbat, Apr 27th 10:00a to 12:00p
    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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  • Saturday
    May  4
    Torah Study (with coffee!)
    Shabbat, May 4th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Torah Study (with coffee!)

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  • Saturday
    May  4
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, May 4th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads our short and accessible Shabbat morning service followed by a light kiddush.

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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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