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Community Service
Tikkun Olam means healing the world

Welcome to our page dedicated to community service events! More information on all of our social action programs can be found below.

As a Jewish community we keenly feel the brokenness of the world and believe that we are God’s partner in making the world whole. Tikkun Olam means healing the world, and shemesh means “sun” in Hebrew. Like a sun, our SHM Tikkun Olam Committee has rays of light shooting out and bringing light to the darkest corners of our world.

We intentionally and thoughtfully engage with our Jewish values, texts, and traditions to guide our ongoing work to create a more whole world. Through our social action projects, we respond to the needs of our immediate community and we respond to the deep hurt we see in our broader world. We create opportunities for all members of Shir Ha-Ma’alot to participate in Tikkun Olam.

If you would like to get involved with SHeMesh, or one of its ongoing activities, including the Holocaust Survivor Luncheons, Reading Partners, the Jessica Herron Caring & Sharing Program, or Sharing Healthy Meals.

Please contact Rabbi DePaolo at sdepaolo@shmtemple.org and she can connect you with the relevant group.

Sharing Healthy Meals
Nourishing the bodies and souls of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Sharing Healthy Meals, chaired by Robbie Rosenberg, is back for another year of spreading kindness and helping feed those in need.

Jessica Herron Caring & Sharing Program

This program is dedicated to the memory of Jessica Herron, daughter of Dana Klein and Jay Herron, who lost her life in a traffic accident in October 2005. Jessica had a lifelong history of caring about the needs of others. Barbara and Rabbi Bernie King z”l chose to rename SHM’s Inner-City Partnership Program in Jessica’s memory to honor her love for helping others. For more information contact Barbara King at frombking@cox.net. All donations are tax deductible, and can be made year round.

Names Project - Yad Vashem 20 those lost in the Holocaust

For over 50 years, Yad Vashem, the world center for Shoah (Holocaust) remembrance and education, has led the mission to gather the names of those who perished and memorialize them. In the Central Database of Shoah more than 4 million names have been recorded. Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot is working together to help ensure that every victim of the Shoah has a place in our collective memory.

Sun, December 5 2021 1 Tevet 5782