Tikkun Olam at Temple Beth Am

Connecting our congregation to social action opportunities

Spirit of Purim – Mishlach Manot

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by guest blogger Margo MacvVicar-Whelan

H2RGirlWebSiteThe spirit of Purim includes mishlach manot. If you, yes – you, will remember that sharing with others is central to this happy holiday, then the H2R Purim Voucher fund raising drive will be a great success. Make merry and as you do so please contribute either during the festivities or to the Temple Beth Am office or online Purim to Pesach initiative;. Hag sameach from the H2R  Committee!

Homeless to Renter (H2R)

Families fall into homelessness for many different reasons: loss of a job, huge medical bills, divorce, domestic violence, foreclosure — any one disaster can mean the loss of a home. When that happens, the first step for a family is to find temporary shelter and other supports to keep the family together and stabilize the children. Then comes the second and most difficult step: getting out of homelessness.

Here is how H2R helps familes:

  • Families are referred to Jewish Family Service (JFS) by one of more than 25 agencies, some of which provide long-term case management;
  • JFS identifies a family ready to rent their own apartment;
  • The family then locates an apartment they can afford;
  • H2R funds move-in costs;
  • H2R also provides household supplies, special afghans made by our Knitzvah Knitters, and, if necessary, helps the family with the costs of apartment supplies.

Donate online now with our Purim to Pesach initiative; your tax-deductible contribution will help continue Homeless to Renter, which has been helping the Greater Seattle community since 2004.

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