One-sentence mission: To coordinate the efforts of Temple Beth El members to live out the Reform Jewish value of tikkun olam by providing opportunities to engage in social action efforts and to work toward systemic change in our community.
The mission of the Social Justice and Action Committee is to coordinate Temple Beth El efforts to:
- Pursue social justice and systemic change,
- Assist those in need through acts of tikkun olam, and
- Foster partnerships, cooperation and collaboration on social justice issues among Temple Beth El, the Shalom Park Community, the greater Charlotte community, and the larger Jewish and non-Jewish communities.
We do this by:
- Providing congregants with volunteer opportunities,
- Initiating, sustaining, and sun setting social justice and action projects as appropriate and,
- Educating congregants regarding social concerns of our world.
We envision a congregation where repairing the world is second nature, where young and old alike work side by side to assist our neighbors in need, and where social justice and social action efforts are integrated into all aspects of Temple life. Temple Beth El will be known within the Charlotte community and the North American Jewish community as a powerful force for fostering social action and pursuing social justice and systemic change.
Choose from a variety of projects to help our neighbors in need.