Our Intention

As Jews, we are committed to perform tikkun olam - repairing the world. At Shir Tikvah, making the world a better place has always been an essential component of our identity. On both an individual and community level, we are dedicated to working toward increasing awareness, fairness, equality, and justice in the world.

 Social Justice honors the many expressions of tikkun olam in our congregation and works to expand the ways we address issues that impact our world. We focus on big-picture change and encourage a variety of congregational projects as well as movements addressing injustices at a systemic level

 

Social Justice Efforts

Our kavannah - intention - is to actively seek out collaborative and multi-generational projects. We also ally with groups across lines of race, faith, and class to address issues that impact our society, state, and world. Our intent is to also be a clearinghouse for ongoing congregational volunteer activities.

Current Projects:


Sanctuary & Immigrant Efforts


Racial Justice (click here for more info)


Gun Violence Prevention - Contact Bonnie Westlin or Rebecca Skoler to learn more about getting involved.

  • Support Moms Demand Action initiative by texting MINNESOTA to 644-33. You'll then be contacted and coached on some talking points about gun violence prevention, and then put through to your MN State Representative. They ask you to tell your legislators to support expanded background checks on all gun sales and to support “red flag” legislation!


Muslim & Jewish Dialogue


Climate Justice & Green Minyan 


The Sheridan Storyis an effort to help bridge the weekend food gap for some of the students at Green Central School. We will be recruiting volunteers to help with this effort and also fundraising on a yearly basis to help support this program.  

BACKPACK PROJECT​: Shir Tikvah has been involved in providing backpacks and school supplies to 18 kindergartners enrolled at the Families Together Preschool, a therapeutic preschool that serves children who have experienced trauma in their young lives and who also live in poverty. Please contact Judith Brook if you would like to sponsor a child.

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