Today is February 17, 2020 /
Social action is an important aspect of our community life. Through a multitude of programs that the Jacksonville Jewish Center community has participated in over the years, we have enabled our members to integrate Jewish values into community service, to promote needed social change and to provide help for people in need. We try to incorporate Tikkun Olam into all aspects of the congregation activities and into all aspects of our congregants’ lives.
Social Action, Social Justice, Tikkun Olam, and Mitzvot are all words that should inspire each of us to reach out to others, to do good, to try to make this world a better place in which we live.
It is the concept that we are God’s partners in perfecting the world and by being engaged in social action we can help repair and transform a broken world.
The term “tikkun olam” is a deeply important Jewish concept and yet also commonly misunderstood. Tikkun Olam is not a mitzvah to fulfill, but a term that generally refers to the Jewish impulse and commitment to perfect the world in accordance with God’s will through our own behavior, attitude, and action.
The aim of the Social Action Committee at the Jacksonville Jewish Center is to give our members ways to help to make this a better world and to make Jacksonville a better community. There are projects that can be done as a group going out into our community, and projects that can be done alone in our homes. There are projects that benefit our community and projects that benefit our country. All are important and vital. You can choose to do the projects that interest you and your family.
To get involved or if you have any questions regarding Social Action, please do not hesitate and email Rhoda Goldstein at email@example.com.