Tikkun Olam

Rooted in our mission is the understanding of our Jewish identity, the appreciation of human diversity and a commitment to tikkun olam, repairing the world.


CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES 

In a single week, a series of deadly and destructive wildfires reduced entire neighborhoods in California’s wine country to ash and scorched metal. The statistics are staggering: approximately 11,000 firefighters have been battling the flames across 220,000 acres of land in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocini counties. 5,700 structures (homes and businesses) have been demolished. Thousands are homeless, dozens have perished, and many are missing. As residents begin to take the first steps toward rebuilding their lives, there are many organizations you can connect with.

Below is a list, in formation, of resources for ways you can help:
Direct Relief
Humane Society of Napa County & SPC
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund
Sonoma County Resilience Fund
United Way of Wine County


HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF

Puerto Rico was still recovering from Hurricane Irma when it was decimated by Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in nearly 100 years. Almost all of the region’s 3.4 million U.S. residents are without power and essentials such as clean water. Their Governor, Ricardo Rosselló, said the island is on the brink of a “humanitarian crisis” and the devastation has been described as “apocalyptic.”

Below is a list, in formation, of resources for ways you can help:
All Hands Volunteers
Feeding America
Habitat for Humanity, Puerto Rico
JCC of Puerto Rico
Jewish Funders Network
One America Appeal
Salvation Army
UJA-Federation of New York Disaster Relief
UNICEF
United Way

For additional ways you can help those affected by the devastation in Puerto Rico, please click here.


HURRICANE HARVEY + IRMA RELIEF
In the wake of the devastation Hurricanes Harvey and Irma created for the residents of Houston and Florida,  your support is needed more than ever. You can help in the following ways:

Below is a list, in formation, of resources for ways you can help:
JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet Amazon Wishlist
All Hands Volunteer

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Greater Houston Community Foundation
IsraAID
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Nechama, Jewish Response to Disaster
The Jewish Federation of North America
UJA Federation is providing $500,000 (increasing an initial grant of $100,000) to support both short- and long-term needs.

For additional ways you can help those affected by the devastating flooding in Texas and Florida, please click here.


WE THE PEOPLE
Limmund: Education

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Within our walls, our goal is to educate, engage and enlighten within the community. We’re in this together.

Our newest initiative, We The People, unites great minds in and around the community to engage in meaningful dialogue about pressing issues facing us, and our world, today. Here, you have a voice, free from judgment. Here, we discuss the issues on our minds at the local and broader level through advocacy trainings, issue-based education and civic connection opportunities while meeting our mission to seek out balanced solutions.

The goal: to effect change that will result in a better life for all.

2017 Executive Breakfast w/ the Candidates  for Nassau County Executive – Long Island Association

BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS (BDS) DISCUSSION WITH CONGRESSWOMAN KATHLEEN RICE
Presented by Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island along with Stand With Us. The attack on Jewish and pro-Israel students and companies doing business in Israel will be discussed.
At Merrick Jewish Centre
225 Fox Blvd., Merrick
Monday, October 30, 7:30pm
To register, contact JCRC-LI, 516.433.0433

GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA: THE CHALLENGES AND HOW TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE AGENT OF CHANGE
Presented by Douglaston-Little Neck Interfaith Community Action Committee. Presentation and workshop given by Josh Horowitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
At Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck
Tuesday, November 14, 7-9pm
Register

Know of an event? Contact Jaime Krinsky to submit the listing


SOCIAL ACTION
As a way to help support those looking to connect, engage and take action on the issues that face many communities across the world, including our own, Sid Jacobson JCC has compiled a list of organizations dedicated to the education of constructive social engagement and social responsibility.

ORGANIZATIONS
ACLU:  FAQ on your right to protest
AJWS Get Involved Page
Anti-Defamation League
HIAS Action Page
HIAS Current Action Alert
Leadership Conference: Tips on calling your member of Congress
National Council of Jewish Women’s Action Alerts
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Tablet’s Jewish Groups Across the Spectrum

JCRC’s New Yorkers United Against Hate Statement

GROUPS
Wish to mobilize an affinity group? Contact Rabbi Lina Zerbarini or Susan Berman

Sid Jacobson JCC is not affiliated with, nor have we organized or administered these programs, unless otherwise stated, and do not take credit or responsibility for the content published therein.  

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