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Social Justice Activities

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Congregation Shir Tikvah Social Justice Activities is to advance the cause of Tikkum Olam in the world. We seek to educate ourselves and others as we act to promote issues of social justice based on Jewish and democratic principles. This pursuit of justice must be a collaborative effort to include as many people as possible from the CST and wider communities. Activites include those with groups already developed at Shir Tikvah, Detroit Jews for Justice, many non-profit agencies focused on justice issues, and interfaith dialogue with others pursuing similar missions.

The most recent activity is the Never Again Campaign, a way to support immigrant families in our Southeast Michigan area. Please review the needs of families at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094bada82da0f94-never. The list will change often as needs are met and other needs emerge. Thank you to all who have already been involved in helping. See more information below.

Never Again

The Torah instructs us 36 times to care for the stranger — far more than it commands us to observe the Sabbath or any other law.
Never Again is a campaign to support the plight of immigrants/strangers on the metro Detroit area. 
With help from Michigan Support Circle, we are collecting new or gently used clothing to help an immigrant family prepare for the winter.  
Please review the available clothing needs at Sign Up Genius and click on the button at the right to sign up for one or more.  
If all items  (making up a basic winter wardrobe) are taken when you sign up, then add appropriate additional clothing.  As a note the 13-year-old girl's favorite color is blue.

There is a donation box at Shir Tikvah with more information on this campaign. If you prefer, you may make a monetary donation. Checks can be made out to CST with  "Never Again." on the memo line.  Thank you!.  See the list of items to donate clothing: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094bada82da0f94-never

Looking for something to help Detroit Repair the World?  Check out the Detroit Repair community. Last month, they helped package 17,594 pounds of food to feed 15,675 people at Gleaners Community Food Bank. They helped support Detroit Jews for Justice as they hosted the Myra Wolfgang Awards. They kicked off a new partnership with Bookstock. For more information, visit https://werepair.org/detroit/.

Fri, November 15 2019 17 Cheshvan 5780