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Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam is an integral part of congregational life at Or Hadash. CV-19 has temporarily interrupted our intimate communications with the community, but we have found ways to overcome during these times.

Current Initiatives

THANK YOU to Carrie Poline, Susan Duke, Miriam Salpeter, Shelley Gordon, Sheila Dalmat, Michael Dalmat, and Joel Dworkin for preparing and delivering meals this month (April) for the women of Rebecca's Tent, and to our coordinators extraordinaire, Annette Marcus and Michael Dalmat.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated and answered the call.

JOIN US for our 10th Anniversary. In memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in the face of genocide and other humanitarian crises in the world today. This year, the race will be virtual. Please sign up to run, walk, bike or exercise from anywhere, anytime between March 19 and April 18, 2021. Messages of hope, survival and the importance of tolerance will be given by a Holocaust survivor and a refugee from Darfur at the virtual Daffodil Dash on Sunday, April 18. Join our “Or HaDASH” team by following this link: Click here to register or to make a donation.

To All who participated in Hunger Walk/Run 2021
Or Hadash Teams, Goody Two Shoes (headed up by Annette Marcus) , Walk Away Hunger (headed up by Michael Dalmat), Singer (headed up by Gordon Singer), and members and supporters raised a total of $15,757 for Hunger Walk/Run, providing over 63,000 meals to families who struggle day-to-day to put meals on their tables. It is humbling and exciting to see how our Congregants “never forget” that we were once those struggling and that we are “obligated” to help those in need. Personal stats: Goody Two Shoes and Walk Away Hunger were listed among the top 10 participants. Thank you all for your strong support!!!

Community Assistance Center (CAC) 
CAC serves residents of greater Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. They provide food and job assistance, adult education training (financial literacy, computer skills, English as a second language), as well as rent and utility assistance to prevent eviction as families transition into a stable life. They are in great need of volunteer assistance. For a list of  opportunities, please visit the CAC website.

Alternative Giving Opportunity: We ask that you generously donate $5, $10, $18, $20, $25 (or whatever amount you choose) to Or Hadash Tikkun Olam Fund-CAC in support of this ongoing initiative. 


 

Working with the Elderly | During the year, our Rabbi and congregants visit senior residents at The Breman Jewish Home, Huntcliff Summit, Renaissance, Summer's Landing, and Hammond Glen. 

Response to Homelessness | At various times throughout the year, congregants assist at local homeless shelters cooking, serving, schmoozing and occasionally staying overnight. 

Response to Hunger | By working with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Second Helpings Atlanta, and Jewish Family & Career Services, we continue our efforts to end hunger locally. Congregants can get involved by participating in the Hunger Walk, Passover Food Drive, and Operation Isaiah - Yom Kippur Food Drive (CAC).

Wed, April 21 2021 9 Iyyar 5781