Gates of Righteousness

Social Justice Programs

Shaarei Kodesh is committed to participating in repairing the world, tikkum olam, through social action programs.  We take this obligation very seriously and try to devote our time both to helping our Jewish community as well as the community at large.  If you are interested in more information regarding our social action programs, please contact our  office.

 

December
Adopt a Shaarei Kodesh “Grandparent” Program

Kids will have the opportunity to connect with seniors in our congregation by paying visits, sending Shabbat-a-Grams, helping clean their homes before Pesach, sending mishloach manot, and more.

January  
Gleaning & Community Supported Agriculture
Gleaning is a food recovery strategy that allows produce that is below market grade, but equally nutritious and beneficial to be harvested and distributed to the food insecure of Palm Beach County. Save the date for this year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15.
 

 

This month will will also consider how we can support CSA’s or “Community-Supported Agriculture.”  CSA’s are a produce distribution method that’s local and sustainable.  A CSA is how small nearby farms get their produce right into the hands of local consumers (CSA members) the very day it’s picked.

 

February  

The 9 Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict, February 18 – 24, 2018
The 9 Adar Project seeks to cultivate a culture of constructive conflict across personal, political, religious and other divides. The 9th of the Hebrew month of Adar marks the day that two thousand years ago healthy disagreements “for the sake of Heaven” between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai turned destructive, and it serves as a powerful reminder of what can happen when these values and skills are neglected.

March /April

Collective Giving Circle
A giving circle is a group of friends, family or co-workers who come together to give. They pool their charitable donations and decide together where to allocate their money. Congregation Shaarei Kodesh will assemble in March to decide what social justice project they would like to fund as a collective giving circle. Minimum $10 donation in order to participate. The members of the giving circle will promote the cause throughout this two-month period.

May

Masorti Movement
In the spirit of Israel’s 70th birthday, we will dedicate the month of May to supporting religious pluralism in the state of Israel through supporting the Masorti Movement.  The purpose and mission of the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism is to support the work of Israelis in building a Judaism that preserves observance and tradition while recognizing how modern life in Israel is lived.  We hope to build connections to our Masorti communities in Israel.  

 

 

Sun, February 18 2018 3 Adar 5778