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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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All Events
  • Friday
    Nov  30
    Family Service for PreK-1st Grade
    Friday, Nov 30th 6:00p to 7:30p
    Family Service for PreK-1st Grade with optional pizza

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  • Saturday
    Dec  1
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbos, Dec 1st 10:30a 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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  • Sunday
    Dec  2
    Capitol Hill Community Menorah Lighting 2018
    Sunday, Dec 2nd 5:30p to 6:15p

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  5
    Hill Havurah's Hannukah celebration 2018
    Wednesday, Dec 5th 5:30p to 8:00p
    Join us for our annual Hannukah celebration. Havdalah will be said, Hanukkah candles lit, songs sung, as well as latkes, donuts, sides and libations served!

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  • Saturday
    Dec  8
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbos, Dec 8th 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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  • Tuesday
    Dec  11
    July Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Dec 11th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Monthly meeting of Hill Havurah's board.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  12
    Holiday Party with Mount Moriah
    Wednesday, Dec 12th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Please join us for an Interfaith Holiday Party from 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 12th with our friends from Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Share a festive holiday meal, enjoy kid-friendly activities, and connect with each other through sharing and learning about our respective holiday traditions. The festivities will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Mount Moriah, located at 1636 East Capitol Street NE. Please contact Lou Perwien at louisperwien@yahoo.com with any questions or if you are able to bring a side or dessert to share

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  • Saturday
    Dec  15
    Family Service for 2nd-6th Grade
    Shabbos, Dec 15th 10:30a to 12:30p
    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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  • Friday
    Dec  21
    December Pizza Shabbat and Sing along
    Friday, Dec 21st 6:00p to 7:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for Pizza and a shabbat sing-along

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  • Friday
    Dec  21
    Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
    Friday, Dec 21st 7:00p to 9:00p
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she leads us in welcoming Shabbat with a spirited service followed by a potluck. We supply the wine and drinks, congregants bring a dairy or vegetarian dish.

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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, November 18 2018 10 Kislev 5779