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Social Action Community Service at Kol Ami

This year, the CKA Social Action/Social Justice Committee has decided to focus on Homelessness and Hunger with volunteering events, direct advocacy, and learning all targeting these specific issues. Our goals are to give our community the opportunity for service while educating them about the interconnectedness between Judaism and these critical societal issues.

The Social Action/Social Justice Committee wishes to involve other aspects of our communities in our conversations and events about these issues including Shabbat Divrei Torah, young professional events, confirmation class activities, and other Religious School activities. We have events aimed at all demographics including families, young adults, empty nesters, and senior citizens. We believe that Jewish communities do not make the world better by talking about a better world but by going out and improving it directly inspired by our Jewish values.

We are planning to have the following programs over the year 5780/2019–2020:

April 19 – 25, 2020
Family Promise Shelter Volunteering
 — ​Family Promise is a national organization providing transitional residential accommodations for families awaiting affordable housing. It relies on community organizations and faith groups to provide companionship, dinners and a presence in these facilities. Kol Ami partners with a local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Ward to provide the needed support for the "Inn" at the Christ United Methodist Church on 3300 South and 2300 East. 

Our upcoming shared week, April 19th – 25th, is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down many public activities, schools, and workplaces. This means that many of our volunteers may be hesitant to come out. In response, Family Promise has made adjustments to the volunteer commitments that they are seeking, such as dropping off meals instead of staying to serve them.

Please email Kol Ami Social Action/Social Justice Committee volunteer Elizabeth Knight-Crum for full details, and thank you in advance for helping with this important project at this difficult time for all of us! 

Wed, June 3 2020 11 Sivan 5780