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The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee - April, 2020

UPCOMING SCHEDULED LOTTE MEYERSON TIKKUN OLAM PROJECTS:

1st Friday each month from 1-3 PM @ MANNA– CBHT volunteer team. Contact Wendy Capelouto to help.

3rd Friday each month @ noon – CBHT Vets shelter meal serving. Contact Hilary Paradise to help.

Monday, April 27th – 4:30 PM, Next L.M. Tikkun Olam Meeting

Sunday, May 10th -- Top Your Dog - LMTO Fundraiser Picnic

June 7th –13th Room in the Inn; CBHT hosts.  Contact Sherrill Zoller to help.

PASSOVER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE -- Adapted from www.rac.org

Passover is rich in social justice themes.  It is impossible to study the story of our redemption and not feel compelled to eradicate injustice in the world today.  Among the primary social justice themes found in the Exodus story and in the Passover observance, are hunger and homelessness, oppression and redemption.

“This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt.  Let all those who are hungry come and eat with us. Let all who are in want share the hope of Passover.” (Haggadah, “Ha Lachma Anya”)

“Ha Lachma Anya” reminds us of a time when our diets were once restricted to matzah, considered the “bread of affliction.”  Due to our hasty retreat from Egypt, we were limited to the food carried on our backs – the unleavened bread that we were unable to thoroughly prepare. Our experience with hardship following the exodus from Egypt inspires us to consider those who eat the metaphorical “bread of affliction” in present times, and to let all those who are now hungry join us at our Passover tables.

Consider adding to your Seder a short teaching before each cup of wine is blessed:

The First Cup: Freedom in America: As we lift the first cup, we envision an America – the “land of the free” – where everyone has a standard of living adequate for the health and well- being of him/herself and of his/her family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.

The Second Cup: Voting Rights: As we lift the second cup, we envision an America where voting is viewed as a necessary part of everyone’s responsibility as citizens.  We envision a state where continuous efforts are made to make voting easier and more convenient, removing barriers and broadly encouraging participation of all citizens in our democracy.

The Third Cup: Redemption from Overwork and Underwork: As we lift the third cup, we envision a world where everyone has work and, without any discrimination, receives equal pay for equal work.  We envision a world where everyone also can enjoy rest and leisure, and family leave with pay.

The Fourth Cup: Liberation from Slavery All Over the World: As we lift the fourth cup, we envision a world where no one is held in slavery or servitude; a world without sweatshop laborers, where all workers are able to make a living wage, regardless of which country or state they are born into.

For excellent Passover resources, including a Social Justice Haggadot and inserts, go to www.rac.org/holiday-guides-passover

 LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD

by Ellen Fisher

We are seeing positive light for our High Holy Day event with Rabbi Neal Gold on September 10th -13th.  We have received some donations and hopefully will have more patrons to cover all expenses.  Last month, I mentioned that we needed 29 patrons to donate $100 and we are now down to needing 25 patrons.  We would of course accept larger donations and smaller ones!  Checks can be mailed to the Temple.  These four days of learning and studying together with Neal and his very affable personality will set the mood in the month of Elul and usher in a Healthy and Happy New Year.  Rabbi Neal’s website and blog can be found at: www.nealgold.net.  We encourage you to check it out.


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The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee- March 2020

UPCOMING SCHEDULED LOTTE MEYERSON TIKKUN OLAM PROJECTS: 1st Friday each month from 1-3 PM @ MANNA– CBHT volunteer team. Contact Wendy Capelouto to help. 3rd Friday each month @ noon – CBHT Vets shelter meal serving. Contact Hilary Paradise to help. Friday, March 20th –. L.M. Tikkun Olam Shabbat honoring B’nai Mitzvah students and other … Continue reading The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee- March 2020

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The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee-February 2020

UPCOMING SCHEDULED LOTTE MEYERSON TIKKUN OLAM PROJECTS: 1st Friday each month from 1-3 PM @ MANNA– CBHT volunteer team. Contact Wendy Capelouto to help. 3rd Friday each month @ noon – CBHT Vets shelter meal serving. Contact Hilary Paradise to help. Monday, February 10th – 4:30 PM, Next L.M. Tikkun Olam Meeting February 16th –23rd … Continue reading The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee-February 2020

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The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee – January, 2020

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, February 10th – 4:30 PM, Next L.M. Tikkun Olam Meeting February 16th –23rd … Continue reading The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee – January, 2020

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Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee Updates December, 2019

Rekindling the Lamp: Hanukkah and Children’s Issues  Adapted from rac.org Submitted by Sam Hausfather At the moment of rededication, the Maccabees relit the ner tamid, the eternal flame in the Temple.  Because it is perpetually lit, the ner tamid signifies a hope that God’s presence will continue to dwell with us from generation to generation.  … Continue reading Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee Updates December, 2019

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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 … Continue reading Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee- November 2019

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Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee – October 2019

Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee Updates 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. Yom Kippur & Fighting Hunger By Sam Hausfather … Continue reading Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee – October 2019

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Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee- Sept 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. CBHT Rosh Hashanah Children’s Book Collection Please bring your new or lightly used children’s … Continue reading Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee- Sept 2019

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Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee 2018-19 Report

Our thanks go to all the LMTO Committee members who attended meetings and participated in our activities during the year.  We are a great group dedicated to “repairing the world!”  We welcome new members to our committee. Please join us! Activities/Initiatives over the year: RAC Voter Engagement Initiative at CBHT informed and activated our congregation … Continue reading Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee 2018-19 Report

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The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee – August 2019

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Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Updates – June July 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. July 14th –21st — RITI—Contact Sherrill Zoller, RITI liaison for CBHT, zbirdlady@relloz.com, for information. … Continue reading Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Updates – June July 2019

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The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee – May 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, April 29th @ 4:30 PM—next L.M. Tikkun Olam meeting. Friday, May 24th, @ … Continue reading The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee – May 2019

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