AT TEMPLE ISRAEL, WE BELIEVE THAT SOCIAL JUSTICE SHOULD BE WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF EVERY JEWISH LIFE.
Whether we do social justice through prayer, study, or by our actions, we constantly seek ways to make the world a better place.
Anyone can be involved in making the world a more just place, and we hope you will join us! By doing so within the synagogue community, we can use ancient texts to see how our ancestors struggled with similar challenges, and how tradition can guide us through the thorniest moral quandaries. We can challenge ourselves and each other to approach situations in new ways, finding ways to break boundaries between people and find new perspectives. We remind ourselves that the Torah itself challenges us, “Justice, justice shall you pursue!” It is up to us to figure out how to do that in our own day.
We’ve marched with the LGBTQ community, fed holiday meals to people in need, built stores for people to pick out free gifts and warm coats for themselves and their families, tutored underprivileged children, knitted scarves and hats, baked cookies for officers, and much, much more. Whatever your way is to help make this world a better place, we’d love to do it together.
We create ongoing and one-time experiences and opportunities help us wrestle with the moral dilemmas and issues our world faces today. If you'd like to be notified of social justice opportunities at Temple Israel, and within our St. Louis community, email us at SocialJustice@ti-stl.org with your name and interests, and we'll add you to our list!