CSZ in Action

csz in action

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and our commitment to the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) our entire learning community will engage in a day of service learning:

Please click here to participate in CSZ in Action on Sunday, January 19 from 9:30 am -12:15 pm.

Please register your family to participate in CSZ in Action by December 24 by clicking on the link above. Feel free to contact Allison Gutman at 248-357-5544 x 43 or agutman@shaareyzedek.org if you have questions.

CSZ in Action is based on the on the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedek (righteousness) and gemilut chassadim (acts of loving kindness). This inter-generational event will feature a range of hands-on service projects; participants will work in small groups on projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, housing and homelessness, aging, and more.

We have many service projects including: making blankets for hospitalized children, cooking & serving meals at a Detroit shelter, visiting with our community seniors, making cat toys and dog biscuits for homeless children, and much more.

Religious School families will participate during their regular Sunday class time as a part of our curriculum. If parents are unable to attend the activities with their children, they will do a community service project at the Synagogue.

Families will be put on site teams to work together in the community. This program will enable all of us, from small children to adults, to not only experience the power of our personal contributions, but also share an experience with our congregational community.

All  families will meet at CSZ at 9:30 am so that we can enjoy a bagel breakfast together, and share some words of inspiration and encouragement.

Jews have been dedicated to the pursuit of tikkun olam (repairing the world) for as long as they have been a people. During the time of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, Jews became even more organized in their pursuit of tikkun olam (social justice), working together and communicating with the people in power to achieve their goals. Since then, Jews as individuals, and as communities, have remained committed to repairing the world, focusing on many different issues-from saving animals, to helping the poor, to making sure that all people are treated equally.

We look forward to working with you to promote Dr. King’s legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality and increase our community’s commitment to service & justice. This fun and inspirational day will leave you feeling accomplished and energized!

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