Social Action at Congregation Tikkun v’Or takes places in many ways. Many of our members are committed to tikkun olam (repair of the world). Several of our committees and workgroups specifically address social action and social justice in our community and in the world.
We are a congregation of multiple views. We treasure the richness, diversity and complexity our community has to offer. While no one statement, event, or print material created by an individual congregant or congregation work group represents endorsement by all members of the congregation, we are committed to respectful dialogue and support the multiplicity of opinions that come with an open and diverse congregation.
Current committees include Action Against Hunger, Environmental Sustainability, Israel/Palestine, and Racial Justice. There are also Tikkun v’Or groups working with Ithaca Welcomes Refugees and Islamic Community Outreach Services.
Projects that we regularly participate in include monthly lunch-making for St. John’s Services (a drop-in center for people experiencing homelessness, formerly the Friendship Center); providing healthy snacks for the after-school program at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC); Adopt-A-Highway annual clean up of the stretch of Triphammer Road just north of Tikkun v’Or; visiting Longview (an Ithacare Community) for Chanukah or Purim; and Interfaith programs in the community throughout the year.