(Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof) Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue

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!

Read our April Newsletter Here

FoodDrive

Our Food Drive program serves a different beneficiary each month -- and will continue indefinitely because widespread HUNGER will not go away even when the pandemic does. Your own neighbor or co-worker may be struggling to get enough to eat, and 1 of every 4 children goes to bed hungry...Temple Israel is collecting the non-perishable food items listed below M-F/9am-5pm, and everything we collect in July will go to the innovative Buddy System Miami: A network of 10 community artist-decorated fridges/pantries (“Take what you need, leave what you can”)...Please be generous, someone out there is depending on you!

NEEDED non-perishable items: Canned tomatoes/tomato paste, dried or canned beans, canned tuna/salmon/chicken, canned vegetables/fruit, oatmeal, protein bars, pasta/pasta sauce, fruit cups/applesauce, canned evaporated milk, peanut butter.

Want a way to give from the comfort and safety of your homes? Use INSTACART! Select the non-perishable items, pay online, and have the groceries delivered directly to Temple Israel ...Thanks again!

Homestead

Two sections of sewing classes are now possible due to the 12 sewing machines/accessories delivered to the Farmworkers Association of Florida/Homestead Location. A recent on-site event co-organized by the Mexican Consulate offered a variety of services included vaccinations administered by UM personnel and sewing class sign-ups -- plus an enthusiastic visit by Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in support of all those efforts. Temple Israel President Jackie Greenberg also lent a hand. A generous donation of special bilingual booklets geared for learning English will be the basis of a reading/tutoring program in the coming months...stay tuned!

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TzedakahBox

Don’t take “Independence Day” for granted! Be aware of the many injustices around the world where people are not free and/or struggle in extreme poverty, and whose human rights are constantly compromised in horrific ways including health and welfare. 5 of 8 children in Haiti, for example, suffered from acute malnutrition last year -- along with other severe medical challenges. Click HERE to learn what’s needed, and then DONATE to the critical work of Project Medishare for Haiti (co-founded in 1995 by Dr. Barth Green). We simply cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. Thank you!

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The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism continues its Racial Justice Campaign by advocating for the Freedom to Vote via the For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act...and by offering related community mobilization/diversity trainings and actions. Passage of The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S.393) to protect LGBTQ+ Americans from discrimination also remains a priority. Tune in to find a way to do your part, sometimes taking only a few minutes of your time...YOUR VOICE COUNTS!

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