Keepers of the Flame
"Doing research for our Social Justice Centennial “Lev of Legends” event truly was a humbling experience, shining well-deserved light on remarkable Temple Israel giants -- "Keepers of the Flame" -- upon whose shoulders we stand. Their examples light our paths into the future. We can be very proud of our rich history as a beacon of social action. But can we go forward resting on our laurels? It is not enough to talk about Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). We must also walk the talk – whether supporting the farmworkers in Homestead, serving the Chapman Partnership (Empowering the Homeless), recognizing the many needs of our neighbors in Overtown and Wynwood, advocating against racism and for LGBTQIA+ equal rights, or donating food on an ongoing basis to fight the misery of HUNGER. The Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Committee will continue to provide a menu of opportunities so that each and every member of our TI Family can find a path of Social Justice...to get our collective hands and feet dirty reaching out to those far less fortunate than we are. Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue -- not only because we have a timeless obligation to do so, but because we now are the "Keepers of the Flame" selflessly preserved by those who came before us." -- Paula Xanthopoulou, Chair
DOROTHY SEROTTA SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE:
Judith Simms-Cendan, Patty Taxman Craven, Cindy Dawson (Food Drive), Elaine Litvak (Chapman Team), Alice Miller (Lotus House), Dody Raskin, Rebecca Stanier-Shulman (Overtown Optimist Club), Suzie Sponder (Chapman Xmas Eve Mitzvah Project), Judith Stopek (Homestead), Allison Weinstein (Dunbar School), Tom Wharton, Paula Xanthopoulou (Chair).