“In three respects are acts of kindness superior to charity:
Charity can be done only with one’s money,
but acts of kindness can be done with one’s body and one’s money.
Charity can be given only to the poor,
acts of kindness both to the rich and the poor.
Charity can be given to the living only,
acts of kindness can be done both to the living and to the dead.”
As human beings and as Jews, we want to leave our world a better place than we entered it. The concept of tikkun olam (repairing of the world) is strongly rooted in our Jewish tradition. As a result, the members of Temple Etz Chaim reach out locally and globally to help ensure that future generations can enjoy the same or even better conditions than we enjoy today.
The members of Temple Etz Chaim have been busy, and we hope you will join us in one of our ongoing annual projects or one of our special projects. Or, if you have a project you’d like to make happen, please let us know so that we can help to get your project off the ground, or give it the support it deserves: email us at [email protected]. Follow the links below to learn more about our outreach programs and how you can become involved.
For TEC Members: remember that in 5777 we are asking all members to commit to at least 4 hours of Social Action for the year. By taking the time to support just one event, you can make that commitment. Or, you can do it in bits and pieces. Remember, this commitment works out to just 20 minutes per month, or a coffee break a month. Help us meet our congregation-wide goal of doubling our Temple’s overall involvement in the community this year!
- Feeding the Homeless
- Westminster Free Clinic
- TEC Community Garden and Bird Sanctuary. Help support the garden by donating a bench, picnic table, or tile! Please let Michael Lysobey know if you are interested in volunteering - [email protected]
Writing letters to our troops
- Special Events are sponsored from time-to-time. None are schedule right now.
- Walk to End Genocide
- Relay For Life
- Mitzvah Day
- Blood Drive
- Habitat for Humanity
- Backpack Project
"Do all you can
with what you have
in the time you have
in the place you are."
Nkosi Johnson, 2000