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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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  • Sunday
    Sep  22
    Walking Tour of Jewish H Street, NE
    Sunday, Sep 22nd 10:00a to 11:30a
    Did you know that there were more than 75 Jewish businesses on H Street dating back to the late 19th century? Do you know the location of a former synagogue building just off of H? Join the Capital Jewish Museum on a one hour walking tour to learn all about the H Street corridor and its Jewish businesses and residents. The tour will be led by volunteer and Capital Jewish Museum Board Member (and Hill Havurah's own) Marlene Zakai. Space is limited, so please register now at this link.

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  • Sunday
    Sep  29
    Erev Rosh Hashanah
    Sunday, Sep 29th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Service followed by a Kiddush downstairs in the Parish Hall.

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  • Monday
    Sep  30
    Rosh Hashanah
    Monday, Sep 30th 9:30a to 12:30p
    Service followed by a kiddush downstairs in the Parish Hall. No tickets necessary.

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  • Saturday
    Oct  5
    Torah Study
    Shabbat, Oct 5th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Join us for a lively discussion on this week's Torah portion over coffee and light snacks. Stick around for our Shabbat morning service immediately following Torah Study.

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  • Saturday
    Oct  5
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, Oct 5th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join us for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Hannah followed by a light Kiddush. The theme for this Shabbat is Shabbat Shuva.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct  8
    Kol Nidre
    Tuesday, Oct 8th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Kol Nidre Service

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  • Wednesday
    Oct  9
    Yom Kippur and Yizkor
    Wednesday, Oct 9th 9:30a to 12:30p
    Yom Kippur and Yizkor service. No tickets necessary.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct  9
    Neilah Service followed by community break-the-fast
    Wednesday, Oct 9th 6:00p to 9:00p
    Concluding Service followed by a communal break-the-fast downstairs in the Parish Hall.

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  • Saturday
    Oct  12
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Oct 12th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she incorporates music, story, and legendary “Torah Parades” to create a joyous Shabbat experience for toddlers and their parents.

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  • Sunday
    Oct  13
    Erev Sukkot Celebration
    Sunday, Oct 13th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Join us as we celebrate the start of Sukkot with a pizza dinner in a community Sukkah.

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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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