Tikkun Olam at Temple Beth Am

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3/18 – TBA Tikkun Olam Teach-In: Homelessness and Economic Injustice

Exploring the Issues of Homelessness and Economic Injustice?  Still Have Questions? Frustrated by How to React as an Individual and as a Community?

Please join us on March 18th at the TempleBeth Am Tikkun Olam Teach-In:  Homelessness and Economic Injustice as we wrestle with these and other questions:

What do you think a caring community should know about homelessness?

Is this a community problem or someone else’s misfortune?

What can I do to help?

What can we do as a community to help?

By allowing tent cities, as an example, are we not addressing the problem? Or are we perpetuating a problem?

How does homelessness affect different populations such as adults, families, youth, chronically ill, mentally ill, chronic substance abusers?

The politics ­ Is this an issue for the city?  county? state? 

Schedule and Registration Info at:  http://templebetham.wufoo.com/forms/tikkun-olam-teachin/

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The Ripple Effect – Little Projects with Big Results

On October 17, the Sunday Forum presented opportunities for Beth Am members to give a hand up, not a mere hand out, to undeveloped communities throughout the Third World. Speakers from the local chapter of Engineers Without Borders , Water 1st, and Pangea shared common visions with Beth Am members.

Poverty, disease, and child mortality are preventible when development efforts, beginning with basics, are rooted in the needs of the impoverished communities, as identified by those communities. When members of those communities are involved in identifying and building infrastructure, the infrastructure and projects can be sustainable. To best accomplish local development, Water 1st, Engineers Without Borders and Pangea all find that the active involvement and empowerment of women as community leaders is essential to successful and sustainable projects. Continue reading