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tikkun olam council


Mission Statement

The mission of the Tikkun Olam Council (TOC) is to provide opportunities for members of Temple Shalom to participate in and fulfill their obligations to Tikkun Olam – to heal the world.
 

Strategic Plan

The strategic plan, approved by the Board of Trustees in 2020, sets goals for the TOC in serving our members. Reflecting that plan, the TOC will, with Board approval, develop programs and activities that:

Help connect members with ways to address community needs throughout the year within the greater Southwest Florida community and beyond.

Facilitate learning about current issues and policy solutions.

These activities will:

Focus on short term projects with the potential for long-term, systemic change.

Work with other Jewish community organizations when possible.

Set priorities to maximize impact given limited resources.

Encourage newer members and their families to participate.

We are One Family with shared Jewish history and values. The TOC will expand on that foundation through education and awareness building for the congregation about issues that affect our community. Through this engagement, Temple members will be asked to advise the TOC and Board in selecting and participating in a limited set of projects, like the food and clothing drives and Mitzvah Day. Priorities will be set to maximize interest, participation, and impact. The Board will approve the priorities every two years or as the need arises.

Special effort will be made to encourage newer members and families with younger children to serve on the TOC and participate in these activities in Collier as well as Lee County.

The TOC will recommend issues at the local, state and national level for potential action every two years or as the need arises. The Board will approve the recommended issue positions and action.

Only the President, Senior Rabbi, or Executive Director are authorized to speak officially and/or publicly on behalf of the congregation regarding TOC activities or policy advocacy.

The TOC is accountable to the Board as a standing committee of Temple Shalom and therefore subject to the by-laws and all rules that guide other committees and auxiliary entities.

 

Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first President and Founder, Weizmann Institute.

Wisdom without action is like a tree without fruit. 
Rabbi Joseph Kimhi, (1105-1170)

Tue, September 28 2021 22 Tishrei 5782