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A Message From the Tikkun Olam Team

08/25/2022 11:41:14 AM

Aug25

Chaplain Adam Kinsey, MJS, MFA

The High Holidays are a time for reflection--on the year that is passing, but also on the one to come. How might we be more engaged with others? More joyful in our hearts? Have more meaning in our lives?

One path our tradition offers is in the core Jewish value of Tikkun Olam–engaging in activities that heal and improve the world, and right here in our own BIJC community.

As we enter the new year of 5783, I want to encourage you to make a commitment to these activities, by joining our Tikkun Olam Team. 

The Tikkun Olam Team has no regular meetings, no paperwork to fill out, and no spreadsheets to agonize over, and you can participate a lot or a little. Team members will simply be asked from time-to-time to help those of us in our community who are faced with the sort of difficulties we all need a hand with at some time in our lives.

Tikkun Olam Team members will...

...be a friendly face and a listening ear for someone who is convalescing at home or the hospital.
...prepare and deliver a meal for those in mourning or who are ill.
...go shopping, pick-up a prescription, or drive someone for a doctor's appointment. 
...help with the arrangements for a shiva.
...walk a dog or feed a cat, do a sink of dishes, help with the garden, or just sit with someone and read out loud.

The BIJC Board wants to create programs where we as members can fully engage in making our community vibrant, relevant, and sustainable. We believe that the Tikkun Olam Team can be a thread of loving-kindness that weaves through all of our lives. When you sign up, you will not only be a part of  building a community of genuine caring and increased connection, you will also help ensure that none of us are alone in our times of need. 

Please send an email to tikkunolamteam@bnaiisrael.net  with “Sign Me Up!” in the subject line, and we will contact you shortly with next steps. 


Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year.

B'shalom,
Adam Kinsey
BIJC Tikkun Olam Team
 

P.S. No one should face difficult times alone at any stage of life. We all have times of vulnerability, be it due to illness, loss, or major life changes. Sometimes someone just sitting with us offering loving kindness, or helping us finish a chore that is simple but today feels overwhelming, can make all the difference. Join B'nai Israel's Tikkun Olam Team today. 

Sun, September 25 2022 29 Elul 5782