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    Tikkun Olam Is A Verb

    Artist Elana Kann of Asheville has created the sculptureTikkun Olam Is A Verb.  She and her sister Sheella Mierson lovingly gifted it to the Temple in honor of their parents Lotte & Seymour Meyerson and in ...

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    New Art at the Temple

    We are delighted to announce that Lynn and Pat Patton Grimes, in memory of their parents, Marilyn and Buddy Patton, donated a marvelous piece of art to the Temple. The work, a woven fiber mosaic, was ...

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    Family Tradition at CBHT Spans Six Generations

    Family Tradition at CBHT Spans Six Generations I  was fortunate to be born and raised in western North Carolina. My roots in Asheville date back to 1898. Six generations of family have called Asheville home. Living ...

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    CBHT —Giving from the Heart

    CBHT —Giving from the Heart By Gail A. Manheimer I have always felt our Temple represents an extension of our home, a welcoming place for us to pray, meditate, study, sing, find fellowship, make new friends and ...

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      Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee- November 2019

      Upcoming Scheduled Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Projects

      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.

      Monday, November 18th – 4:30 PM, Next L.M. Tikkun Olam Meeting

      Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee Updates

      Take Action on the Environment

      Adapted from rac.org
      Submitted by Sam Hausfather

      If you attended Rosh Hashanah Day services, you heard the Rabbi speak powerfully about the environment.  Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches, “Do not destroy my world, for if you do, there will be nobody after you to make it right again” (Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13).  Not only will our actions impact future generations, including their access to environmental resources, but they impact our daily lives.  The Reform Movement has long advocated for policies to reduce our impact on climate change, including supporting the Paris Agreement and opposing the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from this important Agreement.

      Tell Congress to pass the Climate Action Now Act

      The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), which was introduced by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14).  This bill would prohibit the use of U.S. government funds to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and would require the president to develop and release a plan within 120 days to meet the United States’ previous commitments under the Paris Agreement.  In June, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the International Climate Accountability Act (S.1743), a companion bill to the Climate Action Now Act.  Please call or write your senators and representatives to ask them to support these efforts.  Rac.org has a form online you can also fill out to let them know.

      LMTO Committee is looking for congregants committed to this issue!  Please email the committee or call Sam Hausfather  if you are willing to work in a sub-group focusing on taking action on climate change.

      The Children Say “Thank you”

      By Marty Mann

      Thank you, fellow congregants, for your participation in the Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee’s every other year children’s book drive.  This year you donated over 1,200 books as well as $305  (The cash donations will be used to purchase books for non-English speaking families so that the parents can also read to their young child to instill the love of a good book).  This will bring our total to over 6,600 books donated and distributed since we started this project.  The 1,200 plus books this year are the second most collected in the five book drives we have had since 2011.

      This fall’s collection will be distributed to the Asheville/Buncombe County Literacy Council and to over fifty 3-5-year olds at Pisgah View Head Start.  The Head Start program has been adopted by the Tikkun Olam Committee and provides weekly volunteers in each of the three classrooms.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Marty Mann.

      Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!



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