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Partners in Tikkun Olam

Local Jewish community worked together to create multi-faceted social action programming.

Community Contact Information

Temple Emanu-El

Ontario, Canada

http://www.templeemanuel.ca/index.php

             

Goals:

  • Bridge gaps between various local Jewish movements and Jewish organizations.
  • Make a positive impact on addressing local social issues.

Overview:

Recognizing that the impact that a large group of committed citizens can make, Temple Emanu-El reached out to the four other Jewish congregations.

Preparation: Temple Emanu-El reached out to the four area Jewish congregations to bring everyone together for acts of tikkun olam. A joint committee was created and chose specific projects to pursue.

Project Implementation: Together, the congregations were able to hold blood drives, participate in Habitat for Humanity builds, and other such social action projects.

Results: Working together, the Ontario Jewish community made a significant impact in addressing local social issues. Through this effort, a long-term partnership was built. This partnership holds annual blood drives and has expanded their efforts to other areas.