Social Justice is the unifying mandate of Reform Judaism, central to who we are and what we do in contributing to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world -- through direct service, Tzedakah (Righteous Giving), and advocacy. Join us - our projects are listed below!
DOROTHY L. SEROTTA Z”L (1921-2009), for whom our committee is named, was a driving force for social action on every conceivable level for more than 50 years. We will honor her and others upon whose shoulders we stand on January 28, 2022, as part of TI’s Centennial Year Program.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Gary Brown, Patty Craven, Everton Dias, Raziel Levidis, Ivonne Linares (Chapman Volunteers), Diane Lindner (Virtual Tzedakah Box), Elaine Litvak, Aidan McAdams (TIFTY), Alice Miller, Carla Neufeld, Grace Wright-Pazdra (RAC), Michael Sagmeister (Food Drive), Suzie Sponder (Chapman Xmas Eve Carnival), Judith Stopek (Homestead), Bunny Uriarte, Tom Wharton, Paula Xanthopoulou (Chair), Julia Zaias.
NOTE: If you could not tune in to our Elul program -- based upon teaching by Rabbi Rick Jacobs entitled "Just Jewish: Understanding the Centrality of Social Justice" -- you can watch PROGRAM NOTES: Our Yom Kippur Social Justice Hour was dedicated to the millions of people suffering from Food Insecurity and HUNGER. Our very special guest was long-time Temple Israel member and esteemed neurosurgeon, Dr. Barth Green. Click HERE to watch that amazing presentation and hear his inspiring words for Social Justice: “It’s up to us to make sure that every day of our lives we do a mitzvah.” Please also view our “Call to Action!”