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Tikkun Olam

We have a sacred duty to heal our world and help the stranger. We live in a time and place of staggering inequality. We embrace our responsibility as individuals and as a community to leave this place better than we found it. (Gemilut Hasadim, Tzedakah, Tikkun Olam)

Serve meals to the homeless, participate in special drives (ie:books, clothes, blood), participate in community service/mitzvah projects.

Panim el Panim
Panim el Panim (face to face) is an initiative at Kol Shofar whose goal is to create opportunities to get to know each other and learn about one another’s values and concerns. How do we do that? We encourage congregants to meet one-on-one or in small groups to share their stories and hopes for themselves and their communities. As these conversations take place, congregants might identify shared interests and concerns that they wish to explore further. In some instances, this exploration leads to joint activities or programs that address them.
    
As these shared concerns motivate group members to action, Kol Shofar members participate in community organizing through Marin Organizing Committee (MOC). Kol Shofar is a founding member of MOC, our local branch of this national movement, whose goal is to work at a local level toward greater community engagement and social change. This commitment is reflective of Kol Shofar’s vision “to teach, inspire, and pursue the principle of Tikkun Olam, the age-old belief that the Jewish People is a partner with God in addressing society’s ills.” To get involved with Panim el Panim contact: Gail Dorph, gaildorph@gmail.com

The Green Team
Help care for our planet by participating in service projects such as beach clean ups, Earth Day events, educational forums around living green and Climate Change, and our Deep Green Initiative. Contact Pat Carlone: pcarlone@hotmail.com

Marin Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Marin Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Moms Demand Action works in a multifaceted approach to address gun violence through federal and state legislative action, local government advocacy , partnership engagement, school safety, public education and electoral action.

Marin Moms Demand Action is partnering with Vitalant to host a month-long virtual blood drive, in support of Survivor Awareness Week from February 1-7, 2023. This date marks the approximate time that gun deaths in the United States surpass the number of gun deaths experienced by peer countries in an entire calendar year.  Approximately 200 people survive gunshot wounds every day in the U.S.  This is one way we can support these survivors; by donating blood which will be used in emergency rooms and hospitals. Contact Sharon Cushman: cushfam@comcast.net

Gemilut Chesed (Acts of Lovingkindness)
If someone is ill or returning home after surgery or having a baby, our dedicated group of volunteers provides meals. If someone needs a ride to a medical appointment, or support or home visits when going through a difficult time, they are here to provide an act of loving kindness. You can choose to help whenever you are available. To become involved, contact: Adrea Goldberg, adreagoldberg@gmail.com, (415) 748-7054

Chevra Kadisha
Perform the mitzvot that enable our members to face the loss of a loved one with dignity and tradition. Our Chevra Kaddisha (holy society) are loving and compassionate volunteers who help when there is a death in our community. They bring comfort or food to those in mourning or to help make a shiva minyan. Some have been trained in the sacred act of preparing a body for burial. If interested, contact:  Dawn Castelli, dcastelli@kolshofar.org, (415) 388-1818, ext 100

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783