The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee

Upcoming Scheduled  Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Events:

  • 1st Friday each month from 1-3 pm @ MANNA – CBHT volunteer team.  Contact Sandra Layton to help.
  • 3rd Friday each month @ noon – CBHT Vets shelter meal serving.  Contact Hilary Paradise to help.
  • May 23 – June 2– current Room in the Inn host week at St. Mary’s Episcopalian Church.
  • August 26 – Sept. 2., Next RITI host week @ CBHT (contact Sherrill Zoller for more information.
  • Monday, August 20th, @ 4:30 -next L.M. Tikkun Olam meeting.

Sanctuary Housing

Our pledge to support the Unitarian Church in their endeavor to provide sanctuary continues.  To date, approximately 30 congregants have completed one or more shifts.  Several other churches and synagogues are participating as well as a group of retired Peace Corps folks.  There are 4-hour shifts during the day, and an 8 PM to 8 AM shift as well.  This has been a gratifying and enjoyable contribution for the volunteers.

If you are able to provide some hours, please call the volunteer coordinators, Jackie Itzkovitz  or Ellen Fisher.  A background check is necessary and Craig has the forms.  The cost is $18.  If you are unable to give of your time, you might consider donating an Ingles food card, or making a donation by check to the Unitarian Universalist Church, making notation that it is for Sanctuary.

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land you shall not do him wrong.  You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

Leviticus 19:33-34

Jackie Itzkovitz

Helpmate – CBHT Sisterhood’s Social Action Project

In a recent letter, Helpmate let us know what our support means as Helpmate transforms and saves lives.  “Helpmate staff and volunteers answered the phone more than 3,000 times last year responding to people in crisis.  They provided direct services to more than 2,500 victims of domestic violence.  141 adults and 86 children were protected from imminent danger by staying in our shelter.”

You can make a difference in the lives of those staying at the Helpmate shelter.  We have been asked to provide the following items:   • Toothpaste  • Coffee –   To Brew in a Coffee Maker (not Keurig Cups) • Hair Brushes • Alarm Clocks • Shampoo and Conditioner

By supplying just one or two of these items we can assist Helpmate in working with our community to eliminate abuse and fear by providing safety, shelter, and support for people who have been victimized by domestic violence.

You can drop off your items anytime at the Temple.  Just leave them in the Helpmate Basket in the Dave Hall Gallery behind the coat rack.   Please continue to help Sisterhood show our caring support to those who are experiencing domestic violence by providing these items.

Should you have any questions please e-mail or call Gail Sobel or Alyse Wolfson.