Social action is an important aspect of our community life. Through a multitude of programs that the Jacksonville Jewish Center community has participated in over the years, we have enabled our members to integrate Jewish values into community service, to promote needed social change and to provide help for people in need. We try to incorporate Tikkun Olam into all aspects of the congregation activities and into all aspects of our congregants’ lives.
Social Action, Social Justice, Tikkun Olam, and Mitzvot are all words that should inspire each of us to reach out to others, to do good, to try to make this world a better place in which we live.
It is the concept that we are God’s partners in perfecting the world and by being engaged in social action we can help repair and transform a broken world.
The term “tikkun olam” is a deeply important Jewish concept and yet also commonly misunderstood. Tikkun olam is not a mitzvah to fulfill, but a term that generally refers to the Jewish impulse and commitment to perfect the world in accordance with God’s will through our own behavior, attitude, and action.
The aim of the Social Action Committee at the Jacksonville Jewish Center is to give our members ways to help to make this a better world and to make Jacksonville a better community. There are projects that can be done as a group going out into our community, and projects that can be done alone in our homes. There are projects that benefit our community and projects that benefit our country. All are important and vital. You can choose to do the projects that interest you and your family.
Please click HERE to learn about current and ongoing projects.
Social Action committee is looking for more committee members. If you are interested in doing mitzvot and extending a helping hand, email Rhoda Goldstein. This committee meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM. We look forward to having YOU join us!